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Zions 
Landmark 

PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
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WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School baptist 

VOL. Li. Wilson, N. C, Nov. 15, 19*? NO. 1 



P. D. GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor Floyd, Va. 

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The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 
By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Uruth, and 

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and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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ZION S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRisi 



No. 301 Scales Ave., Danville, Va. 

Oct. 16, 1917. 

Dear Brother Gold:— As 1 was blest 
_to fill all but one of my appointments, 
and met many of our dear brethren 
and friends, many of whom I never 
saw before, and may never see again 
in this life, I feel impressed to write a 
short aeeount of my trip and request 
that you publish the same in the Land- 
mark, as. I feel the Lord opened the 
way for me and blessed me with liber- 
ty in speaking of his love and mercy 
to the children of men. 

On Sunday, September 30, my wife 
and myself left our home in Danville 
and boarded train No. 45 at 10:43 a 
m. for Reidsville. We were met at the 
depot by Bro. E. R. Harris, who took 
us to his home where we were very 
kindly cared for. We went to church 
at night and felt to have some liberty 
in speaking of the goodness and mer- 
cy of Ood, to a small but attentive 
gathering of brethren and friends. 
After the service Bro. Harris took us 
back home with him, where we were 
very kindly entertained until we left 
Monday for Greensboro.. At Greens- 
boro we went to the home of Bro. 
Levi Harris, was lovingly received 
and kindly cared for. At night Bro. 
Harris conveyed us to the meeting 
house where we met a small body of 
brethren and friends. I felt to have 
libertj- in speaking, and I believe the 
brethren were comforted. Bro. Har- 
ris conveyed us back to his home 



where we were very kindly entertain- 
ed iinlil time for us to leave for High 
Point Tuesday evening. Bro. T. A. 
Snider conveyed us by auto to High 
Point, to the kind home of Bro. J. M. 
snid r. After supper Bro. Snider 
conveyed us by auto to the meeting 
house, where wc met a very loving 
band of brethren and friends. 1 felt 
lo have sweel liberty in speaking, and 
the brethren were comforted. After 
tin' service Bro. J. M. Snider conveyed 
• s back to his home, where we spent 
the night and were kindly cared for 
until time to leave for Winstou-Salem. 

On Wednesday we went by auto to 
Winston-Salem. Went to the kind 
and hospitable home of Sister A. R. 
Bennett. Mr. Bennett is not a mem- 
ber of any church, but was very kind 
to ns and took 'special care to enter- 
tain us. He conveyed us at night to 
church, where I was blest to preach to 
a small but attentive body of brethren 
and friends, from 1st John 4:10. Here 
I was blest to meet with Sister Ash- 
burn the widow of Elder Ashburn, al- 
so Sister Chamberlain, daughter of El- 
der J. M. Harris, deceased. 

After the service we were conveyed 
back to the kind home of Sister Ben- 
nett, where we were kindly cared for 
until Thursday. We left Winston- 
Saiem for Burlington where we were 
met at the depot by Elder Wiley 
Jones who took us to his home and very 
kindly cared for us. I was blest to 
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baud of brethren and friends. After 
the service Bro. Jones took us back 
home with him, where we spent a 
pleasanl oighl and were very kindly 
cared for. 

Friday morning we left for Dur- 
hanx We were met at the depot by Bro. 
' '• C. Farthing, and my own b'rother 
in the ilesh (C. M. Herndon), was con- 
veyed to the home of my brother 
where we were kindly eared for dur- 
ing our stay. Was blest to preach at 
night to a very attentive congregation 
of brethren and friends, both white 
A ihI colored. Saturday was a day of 
rest with me. Attended service Sun- 
' i.\ al 11 o'clock, was blest to hear 
Elder C. F. Denny preach, after which 
I talked for abeut 15 minutes. I was 
blest to fill my appointment at Barb- 
ers School House at 3 o'clock p. m.- 
The house was full and much interest 
was manifested. This School House 
is within about a half mile of where I 
was born and reared, and I was blest 
to meet there v T ith many friends and 
acquaintances. I felt to have good 
liberty in preaching. Attended ser- 
vice again in Durham at night, where 
I was blest to hear Elder Johnson of 
Harnett county preach. Left Durham 
Monday evening on the train for Ben- 
neham, was met at the depot by Mr. 
Graham Roycroft, a son of Mr. and 
Sister J. 11. Roycroft, who took us to 
his home, where we were very kindly 
(taken care of. Tuesday morning it 
was raining but about 11 o'clock it 
nearly stopped and Mr. Roycroft con- 
veyed us in his auto to Dutchville 

When we arrived it was raining 
again and there was no one at the 
ehurch. Mr. Roycroft conveyed us to 
the home of Mr. Green near by and 
we were kindly carded for. Here we 
met Sister Green. She is a very con- 
sistent member, and clerk of the 
church. She is living with her brother. 



After dinner Mr. Green very kindly 
conveyed us to Wilkin, where we 
boarded the train for Stem, went to 
the store of Bro J. H. Gooch, where 
we met him. He took us to his home 
near by where we met Sister Gooeh 
and we were very kindly received and 
eared for. We spent the night very 
pleasantly, and Wednesday morning 
Bro. Gooch conveyed us to Camp 
Creek, where we met a small but very 
loving band of brethren and friends. 
Here I felt to have sweet liberty, and 
w as blest to preach Jesus. The breth- 
ren were comforted. Much interest 
was manifested. After the service 
Bro. R. D. Hill took us home with him, 
and he and his kind wife did all in 
their poweB to make our stay with 
them a pleasant one. Thursday morn- 
ing Bro. Hill conveyed us to Surl, 
where we met a lovely body of breth- 
ren and friends. Here I met Elder 
Peed. He is the pastor. I felt to have 
sweet liberty to preach, and was fol- 
lowed by Elder Peed. Much interest 
was manifested here also and 1 be- 
lieve the dear saints were comforted. 
An appointment was announced for 
me at night at the kind home of Bro. 
Jordan T. Yarbrough. We went home 
iwith Bro. Yarbrough, and were very 
kindly taken care of. After supper 
the brethren and friends began to 
gather in and I felt to have much lib- 
erty to preach and if we can judge 
from appearances, I will say that the 
dear saints were very much comfort 
ed. After preaching the congregation 
remained. As the poet says, "How 
loath we are to leave the place, where 
Jesus shows his smiling iace." We 
continued to sing the good old songs 
of Zion, until nearly 12 o'clock. After 
the congregation left we retired and 
slept well until morning. Friday 
morning Bro. Yarbrough conveyed us 
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where wc were kindly received arid 
cared for. Bro. and Sister Obriant 
took special care to make us happy. 
Was blest to fill my appointment here. 

Bro. Obriant conveyed us to church 
in his car. 1 felt to be blest with usu- 
al liberty in preaching. The congre- 
gation was small but was very atten- 
tive. This was my last appointment. 
'I have had a desire for some time 
to make this tour, and I believe the 
Lord opened the way for me, and blest 
me to preach Jesus, "The Way, the 
Truth, the Life." Bro. and Sister 
Obriant took us home with them and 
very kindly cared for us. I feel that 
my going was not in vain, as I receiv 
ed many kind words of encourage- 
ment, was very kindly cared for and 
was helped along, after a godly man- 
ner, so that I lacked nothing. 

Saturday morning we boarded the 
train for Danville Avhere we arrived 
safely at 2:30 p. m. and found all 
well, for Avhich I fell to praise the 
Lord of Glory. 

In hope of eternal life, 

J. E. HERNDON. 



There ar>' a number of things that 
have been exoreisiug my mind con- 
cerning the things of the kingdom of 
God. 

This we know that "there is a path 
which no fowl knoweth, and which 
the vulture's eye hath not seen; the 
lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor 
the fierce lion passed by it." Job 28:- 
7-8. This path is such as the redeem- 
ed of the Lord know, the path of the 
wisdom of God, the fear of the Lord. 
And in this way of life while pilgrims 
therein, in Ihis world, much tribula- 
tion, the furnace of affliction, the hor 
ribl^ pit, the miry clay, the daily cross 
ai*e the portion of the wayfaring man, 
and their God will lead them on safe 
ly, through all the floods and flames, 
until they at length arrive in glory, 



But fleshly professors and hypocrites 
know nothing of such things, neither 
do they know anything of repentance 
toward God, and faith toward our 
Lord Jesus Christ. They are strang- 
ers to the sacred blessedness of a bro- 
ken and contrite heart at Jesus' feet; 
and their hearts know nothing of the 
blessedness of the man whose iniqui- 
ties are forgiven, whose sins are cov- 
ered, unto whom the Lord will not im- 
pute sin. — Rom. 4: 6-8. 

Every divine lesson is learned expe- 
rimentally. The Lord writes his coim- 
sel, his statutes, his doctrine in the 
heart, and believers become 
thus the epistles of Christ known 
and read of all men of like precious 
faith. Thus our hearts are exercised 
in -the things of Christ, and our bless- 
ed Comforter, the. Holy Ghost in his 
commissio with the souls of the re- 
redeemed is ever, in his covenant love 
for them, ministering the things of 
Christ, all the days of their pilgrim- 
age. 

Oh, there will come a time when all 
our tribulations will end in eternal 
tranquility. This wo know that he 
that is of God, he that is born of God 
loathes his iniquity, mourns over his 
transgrassions strives, against sin, 
struggles with it, prays against it, and 
is taught by the spirit of God to look 
unto Christ as His advocate with the 
Father, that reconciliation peace and 
communion may be his with God at 
the mercy seat. "If any man sin we 
have an Advocate with the Father, 
Jesus Christ the righteous and his 
precious blood cleanses us from all 
sin. The things of Christ are known 
by the called of Cod in power, in the 
Holy Ghost and their hearts are as- 
sured before the Lord therein. But 
can a man kno«w healing who never 
felt any sickness or wounds? Can a 
man in truth speak of CShrist as his 
Savior who was never feelingly lout 



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and perishing? 

If the righteousness of Christ is un- 
to and upon all that believe, if God 
will beautify the meek with salvation, 
then such who are found so gloriously 
and comfortingly arrayed have surely 
had some experience of their destitu- 
tion and nakedness, and have been 
stripped of their own filthy rags that 
they vainly imagined to be garments 
of righteousness. There stood the 
prodigal son in his wretched rags but 
his father said to his servants, "Bring 
forth the best robe, and put it on him; 
and put a ring on his hand and shoes 
on his feet." Luke 15:22. Look up- 
on this blessed scene. "He showed me 
Joshua theh igh priest standing before 
the angel of the Lord, and Satan 
standing at his right hand to resist 
him. And the Lord said unto satan, 
The Lord rebuke thee, satan ; even the 
Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem re- 
buke thee ; is not this a brand plucked 
out of the fire? Now Joshua was 
clothed witli filthy garments, and 
stood before the angel, and he answer- 
ed and spake unto those that stood be- 
fore him, saying, Take away the filthy 
garments from him. And unto him 
lie said. P.ehold. 1 have caused thine 
iniquity to pass from thee, and T will 
clothe thee with change of raiment. 
And I said, Let them set a fair mitre 
upon his head. So they set a fair mi- 
tre upon his bead, and clothed him 
with o-arments. and the angel of the 
Lord stood by" Zech. 3:1-5. 0 how 
sweet it is to sing with melody in our 
hearts to the Lord, and say, 

"Jesus thy blood and righteousness 
My beauty are, my glorious dress. 
Midst flaming worlds in these arrayed 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 
Bold shall I stand in that great day, 
For who aught to my charge shall lay; 
"While through thy blood absolved I 
am, L 



From siu's tremendous eurse anil 
shame." 

1 have been much impressed with 
the importance of this, that all our ex- 
periences, frames and feelings, the 
sensations of our minds must be 
brought to the word of God , whether 
they are founded in the truth of the 
gospel of Christ; or whether they are 
of our flesh, or of satan, and have 
their roots in deceptions and damna-^ 
ble heresies. Men can sport them- 
selves Avith their own deceivings, 2 
Peter 2 : 13, make and love lies, Rev. 
21 :27, and have their itching ears 
eh armed with cunningly devised fa- 
bles. But these experiences, emotions, 
and sportings are not of the Holy 
Ghost. For "he shall guide you into 
trulli. he shall receive of mine, 
saith the Savior, and show it unto you. 
John 16:14. The spirit, the principles, 
I he conduct of believers must be test- 
ed by the word- of God and the child 
•f God is very willing to come to the 
light that, the thoughts of his heart,, 
and is deeds may be made manifest 
that they arc wrought in God; for his 
heart much desires that Cod will ful- 
fill in him all the good pleasures of 
his goodness and the work of faith 
with power. And the word of our 
God that is sharper than any two edg- 
ed sword will take forth the precious 
from the vile; and that which the Ho- 
ly Ghost has wrought in us will be 
found unto praise and honor and glory 
at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Our 
God in leading and disciplining his 
children will cleans away all that is 
spurious, all their deceptions, by the 
spirit of Judgment and the spirit of 
burning. The furnace of affliction 
will separate the gold from the dross. 
"T will turn my hand upan thee, and 
purely purge away thy dross and take 
away all thy sin." llsaiah 1:25: It 
is hard to find men that are more har- 



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deued and impudent than those who 
fire sporting themselves with their 
own deceivings ; their self satisfactions 
are amazing. The lambs of Christ's 
flock, the- little ones in his kingdom 
have, some of them, been dazed, and 
cast down by the delights that deceiv- 
ers manifest in their own deceptions; 
presumptuously insinuating that their 
joys are "the joy of the Holy Ghost" 
given them in their doctrines. But the 
blessed Comforter of the church, the 
Holy Ghost gives to no one any com- 
fort and joy in the. doctrines of men 
and devils. Therefore when a person 
is sporting himself in falsehoods we 
may know that his rejoicings and sat- 
isfaction is not of God, but are of his 
flesh and the devil. Those that the 
/'ather hath given to Christ are sane- 
lined by the truth. John 17:17-19. 
And thus they are distinguished from 
the world that knows not God. 

Those who come to the knowledge 
of the truth are laughl by tin- Holy 
Ghost to seek this knowledge with a 
suppliant heart. "That which 1 see 
not teach thou me." Job 34-32. Let 
him ask of God who giveth to all men 
liberally, and upbraideth not and it 
shall be given him." James 1:5. Tru- 
ly this is encouraging to humble souls, 
to babes in Christ. For our Savior 
said. "1 thank thee, 0 Father. Lord" of 
heaven and earth, because thou hast 
hid these things from the wise and 
prudent, and hast revealed them unto 
babes. Even so, Father; for so it 
seemed good in thy sight." Matt. 11:- 
25. 

One must nevei' expound one text of 
scripture to contradict another. But 
those Tvho fear not God are not trou- 
bled in their seared consciences by 
such a thought. To insinuate their er- 
rors they are ready with sleight and 
cunning craftiness 1o "handle the 
word of God deceitfully," to "corrupt 



the word of God," and wrest the 
scriptures "that they may give their 
deceits the appearance of being taught 
in the word of God. Such deceitful 
workers God will judge, and he will 
deliver his own dear people from all 
their snares. The Spirit of Truth shall 
guide us into all truth. In the com- 
munion of the Holy Ghost our hearts 
are influenced, the eyes of our under- 
standing are enlightened to know 
what is the hope of his calling, and 
what the ri,,hes of the glory of his 
inheritance in the saints, and in his 
teachings he brings forth in us love, 
joy, peace and faith and every grace. 
These lirst fruits of the Spirit are pre- 
cious fruity indeed, and we are sealed 
with the Holy Spirit of promise, which 
is the earnest of our inheritance, until 
the redemption of the purchased pos- 
session unto tin 1 praise of his glory; - 
Bphes. 1 '14. 

The Apostle Paul writes, "Examine 
yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; 
prove your own selves. Kuow ye not 
your own selves, how that Jesus 
Christ is in you, except ye be repro- 
bates?" 2 Cor. 13:5. 

Christ dwells in the hearts of his 
people by faith. Ephes. 3:17. "Christ 
liveth in me." Gal. 2:20. He ani- 
mates our souls, declaring the Father 
unto us, nourishing aud cherishing 
our hearts. "I in them and thou (Fath- 
er) in me, that they may be made per- 
fect in one ; and that the world 
may know thou hast loved 
me." Thus speaks the Son of 
God unto the Father. Our Savior 
taught the disciples thai, tin- Comfort- 
er would abide with them forever, ev- 
en the Spirit of Truth; whom the 
world cannot receive, -because it seeth 
him not, neither knowefh him; but ye 
kuow him: for he dwclleth with you, 
and shall l-e in you, and also Christ 
saith, "If a man love me, he will keep 



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my words; and my Father will love 
him, and we will come unto him and 
make our abode with him." John H-.- 
16:23. God gives unto His people a 
heart to know him. Jer. 24:7. He 
puts his law in their inward parts, 
and writes it in their hearts; I, saith 
the Lord, will he their God, and they 
shall he my people." Jer. :!1 :33. "I 
will come in to him, and wilUsup with 
him, and he with me." Rev. 3:20. 0, 
let such heartfelt knowledge of Christ 
be mine. That I may know Him whom 
to know is life eternal. 

FREDERICK W. KEENE. 
North Berwick, Maine. 



TWO CASES OK ADULTERY AND 
ONE OF FORNICATION. 

Dear Brother Gold :— While we 
were at Flat River together brother 
.Joseph E. Adams told me that he 
would be glad if 1 would write an ar- 
ticle for the Landmark on, First, the 
Samaritan woman, as found in John 
4th chapter; .2nd, The adulterous wo- 
man as spoken of in John, Kth chap- 
ter and 3rd verse, and 3rd, the inces- 
tuous person spoken of in 1st, Corin- 
thians, 5th chapter. 

T5y Hie grace of Cod 1 hope to write 
in a limited way on each of these cas- 
es. 

1st. The Samaritan woman was 
not a Christian, not even a Jew- 
ess. She had no part even in the ser- 
vices of the legal tabernacle. Her 
lewd life was the acts of one who did 
not know the Lord. In His making 
her acquainted with herself and Him- 
self the dear Jesus convicted her by 
her own crimes of her sinfulness and 
of His power to save so vile a sinner 
as she was. Thus she Avas convinced 
that He was able to save her. We 
have no account that she was ever an 
harlot after this manifestation of His 
mercy to her. 1 



2nd. The woman taken in adultery 

was a Jewess, but not a Christian. 
She had no knowledge of the way of 
salvation. The Lord Jesus was not a 
judge of men's and women's sins un- 
der the Jewish law. No man had 
made Him a judge to look after these 
things. If one was taken in adultery 
she should be brought before th-s 
priest and accused. Tne Lord Jesus 
was not a priest under the Jewish 
law. When the accusers of that woman 
broughl her to the Lord they were 
tempting him. This showed that they 
were the emissaries of satan. The Lord 
does not enter into their sin, nor 
those of the woman. He had no au- 
thority under the law to condemn nor 
acquit that woman for he was no 
judge under that law. He did have 
the right as a fellowman and a Jew to 
say to her, "Neil her do I condemn 
thee. Go and sin no more." That 
saying did not justify in that which 
she had done nor excuse her from 
being taken before the proper author- 
ities for judgment, nor did it make 
her a Christian nor prepare her for 
the chuch of Cod. .11 does prove that 
the L«.rd would not execute jojdgmenfe 
where he had no jurisdiction. His 
tempters could no more easily throw 
llim off His balance than could satan 
in his temptations in the wilderness. 

3rd. The Corinthian fornicator ap- 
pears to have been a young man yet 
living in his father's' home with a 
stepmother Avho did not know the 
Lord. [fShe had been a member of 
the church the case would h^ve been 
leferred to as fornication on the part 
of the young man, and adultery on the 
part of the other man. Jf she had 
been a member of the church the the 
apostle would have given advice as to 
what disposition thev should have 
made of her, but as he says nothing 
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tfcat she was not a member, and chere* 
fore not under the jurisdiction of the 
church. 

§This son A\ho was a fornicator with 
his father's wife was a member of the 
church, and the apostle exhorts that 
church "To deliver such an one unt .• 
sat an for ti e destruction of the flesh, 
that the spirit may be saved in Che 
day of the Lord Jesus." This proves 
that the apostle believed that this 
young man had temptations too strong 
for him to resist, and that he had con- 
fidence that he' had been bom again. 
He was not a minister to whom the 
word of Cod had been com- 
mited. He was not a leaeder 
nor undershepherd in the house 
of the Lord. The act of the church in 
condemning his conduct and in with- 
drawing from him had so rebuked 
him and shown him so much of hi!-, 
wrongs that lie was full of sorrow and 
repentance and subject to be drown- 
ed in overmuch sorrow. Seeing this 
the apostle admonishes the church in 
his 2nd Epistle (2nd Cor. 2:ti), "Suf- 
ficient to such a man is the punish- 
ment, which was inflicted of many." 
7th, "Soth al c.ontrarywise ye ought 
rather to forgive him, and comfort 
him, lest perhai>*such a one should be 
swallowed with over-much sorrow." It 
should be remembered that his sin un- 
der the law was not a cause for a 
death penalty. It was fornication, it 
was not adultery, which is a sin unto 
death. 

Yours for the truth, 

L. II. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



EXPERIENCE OF W. D. BURCH 
(Written to his pastor, Elder B. F. 

McKinney.) 
Dear Brother McKinney- if I am 

worthy to call you brother — I have 



been thinking of writing to you for 
some time to tell you what great 
things I hope the Lord has done for 
me. 

I often feel afraid to think or try 
to believe anything, fearing that I am 
de< ' ivrd and that J will deceive oth- 
ers. But 1 have been in trouble for 
over five years, yet 1 would go to ball 
ga ttes and would dance, trying to 
throw off my troubles and to throw it 
all aside, but when I would get there 
I here would be no pleasure for me, 
bi i my troubles would grow stronger 
and i would wonder if there was ever 
a poor unworthy wretch so poor and 
unworthy as [. I would leave my wife 
and children and walk off from the 
house and ask (!od to have mercy on 
poor unworthy me. It just seemed 
that my prayer would fall to the 
ground. 

There was a lady, one of our neigh- 
bor who was very sick. We had to 
sit up with her, and my wife and my- 
self were at her home one night sit- 
ting up. It. did not seem that she 
could last but lit t hi longer as she ap- 
pei red to he, sinking very fast. We 
were all standing by her bedside 
when suddenly my troubles grew 
worse. The thought came in my mind 
"if I was brought down in that condi- 
tion what would become of my lost 
and undone soul?" 1 felt that it would 
be lost to ail eternity. I turned and 
walked out of the house and went out 
of the yard and fell on my knees and 
tried to ask the Lord to have mercy 
on me; but it just seemed that my 
prayers did not go higher than my 
head. Oh, 1 was a miserable being. 

1 went on in this way for some time. 
I had several dreams that gave me 
some comfort. Thus I went on until 
fourth Saturday and Sunday in April, 
1916, at our regular meeting days I 
all ended both days. I thought the 
preaching did sound so sweet to me, 



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but, Oh, when I left the dear old 
place. Prospect Hill, on my return to 
my home, 1 thought J never would see 
that place again. On Monday following 
1 thought was the most miserable day 
I ever spent. In the afternoon I went 
to plowing but in a short time there 
came up a cloud and began dropping 
rain so that I went to the house. In a 
little while it held up and didn't rain 
very much so I went back to my work, 
but when I left my loved ones I felt 
that I never would see them again. I 
was the most miserable being — and 
while trying to plow in that condition 
my troubles all suddenly left me. I 
thought it was most beautiful. Every- 
thing appeared to be praising God. 
This scripture came in my mind, "The 
Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not 
want." Sudenly I was sniping this 
dear old hymn : 

"Amazing grace how sweet the sound, 

That saved a wretch like me; 
I once was lost but now am found, 

Was blind but now I see." 

1 did feel so good, and when T re- 
turned to the house that night I 
thought my wife had the sweetest 
smile on her face that I ever saw. 

I went on my way rejoicing until 
the Friday following. 1 was in the 
same piece >f land at work when I was 
made willing to join the church. It 
seemed like preaching day was never 
coming but it came and on the 4th 
Saturday in May, 1916, T went to the 
meeting. % can never tell how I felt 
that morning when T was getting ready 
In go, and when 1 got there and you 
shook hands with me it Mas all 1 could 
do to keep from bursting into tears. 
After preaching, while you were open- 
ing by singing, "While winter's gloom 
was still overspread," T endured the 
strain until you were singing the last 
verSe and when yon sang, "Rise up 
and come away," I could wait no 
longer. I went forward and told a 



part of what I have written, and was 
received, and, on the next day, was 
baptised by you. 

1 did feel so happy when I came up 
out of the water. I felt like I would 
never have any more trouble. How- 
ever since then 1 have learned differ-, 
ently. I am yet a poor sinner and 
have many ups and downs. I am so 
glad that my salvation is not depend- 
ent on my works. 

Brother McKiuney, I feel much 
drawn to send this to you but if it was 
like some I hear read in the dear old 
Landmark, 1 would not mind it. 

This is written by my dear wife. 

Pray for us both that we may be 
guided and directed in the right way. 

Do with this as you see fit. 

Your little brother in hope if one at 
all. : W. D. BURGH. 

Prospect Hill, N. C. 



REPOSE. 



By B. F. M. Sours. 
Winds are asleep; the daylight fades 
Athwart the western skies of light. 
The glory hovers, fleece and gold, 

Beneath the falling shades of night. 
The songs of evening, from afar, 
Hail the bright glory^La star. 

The day is done. All nature rests; 

For every heart is weary now. 
Earth lulls to sleep her burdened ones, 

(And sweet they dream. The troubled 
brow 

Has now forgotten grief and care, 
And rest is brooding everywhere. 

0 soul of mine! Safe iu His love 

Who feeds the ravens— thou art 
blest ! 

Safe in his arms of tenderness. 

Taste thou 1he sweet eternal rest! 
Pear not — the wild-birds soar above 
With happy carol, "GOD IS LOVE!" 
Mechanicsburg, Pa. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 



Which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. COLD 


Wilson, N. C 


P. G. LESTER, 


Floyd, Va. 


VOL. L. 


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Entered at the p» 


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WIIXiN, X. C„ NOVEMBER 15, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

THOU SHALT REMEMBER, 
Only Ehose who traversed the great 
and dreadful wilderness could remem- 
ber the fatigue and privation of that 
tedious, solitary journey. They had 
much cause to do so : for the Lord 
had led them into that journey, and 
had given them manna from heaven, 
and water from the Rock that follow- 
ed them, and had shaded them with a 
pillar of cloud by day, and a pillar of 
fire by night, so that they had reason 
to know that God's eyes were upon 
them. 

It was a dreary and lonely march. 
There were no roads, no cities in much 
of the way. Xo friends dwelt in that 
country. Therefore they could re- 
ceive no encouragement from the out- 
side. It was no place for roads. If a*i 
al tempi liad been made to construct a 
road storms of' sand from the winds 
of the -desert would soon have obliter 
ated it. / 

But was there not a highway and a 
way? Yes, but vultures never could 
By high enough even to see this high 
way of the Lord's providing. Xor 



could any unclean thing ever pass ov- 
er it. Xo lion, nor any ravenous beast 
could ever pass over it. 

Xone that passed over it could do 
so as ordinary travelers sojourning in 
a country. There were no fields of 
ripening grain, or fruits that were of- 
fered to these children of Israel. 

It was for the ransomed of the 
Lord. They should return and come to 
Zion with songs of praise, and sorrow 
and sighing should tlee away. Xo peo- 
ple except the children of Israel had 
ever gone this way. The Lord led 

gry and thirsty their soul fainted 
within them. 

They could remember that their 
shoes waxed not old, and that their 
garments m re not threadbare, nor did 
their bread become mouldy. Xo other 
people ever had simh an experience,' 
nor so much to tell of what the Lord 
had done for them ; nor could any oth- 
er people I ell how unprofitable .they 
considered themselves to be to their 
gbds. Israel had been disobedient to 
the Lord, full of murmuring, and 
quick to forget divine favors. They 
had much to speak and talk to each 
other about of what the Lord had 
done for them. Surely that song that 
was sung as they came up out of the 
Red Sea declared it. 

They saw Iheir enemies swallowed 
up and drowned in the Red Sea. They 
walked drj shod through the Red Sea 

a feat that had never beeu perform- 
ed by man before, nor since then. The 
Lord had opened the Red Sea, and so 
manifest Wns this miracle that all Is- 
rael knew that the Lord had thrown 
the horse and rider into the sea, 
and knew that the enemies of Israel 
were drowned in the sea, and that Is- 
rael would not fear them again. 

Surely it is good to remember the 
wonderful works of the Lord, and 
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them, it is not good to forget the 
Lord's mercies. But we have a leaky 
heart — poor memory to think of his 
goodness — slow of heart to believe all 
thai the prophets have spoken. Again 
and gain the Lord revives his wonder- 
ful works, proving that He is slow to 
anger and of great mercy. 

Remembering what the Lord has 
done is not bringing it. up as it first 
occurred .with its great poAver, for it 
is not in the power of man to repro- 
duce that which he could not cause to 
occur in the first instance, which was 
so marvelous. But they that feared 
tl e Lord spake often one to another 
of what the Lord had done, not what 
i and the Lord had done, or what 
they of themselves had done. 

It is the people that love the Lord 
often speak one to another of what He 
has done, and the Lord hearkens and a 
book of remembrance is kept for them 
that even think upon his name. 

When our words seem cold and life- 
less we do not feel like we can tell 
what we at times feel he has done for 
us. But it is good then to speak to 
each other of what we hope He has 
done for us; and speak often to each 
other of this wonderful matter. Those 
that speak often one to another of 
what the Lord has done, or how He 
has led them, are owned by the Lord 
as his jewels for whom he keeps a book 
of remembrance. P. D. G. 

"AND .WHOSOEVER .WILL, LET 
HIM TAKE THE WATER OF 
LIFE FREELY." 
Rev. 22:17. 
I. The fact that one thirsts for 
water proves that one is not dead. It 
is the living that hunger for food, or 
that thirst for water. If one thirsts 
for what is hurtful, or that is forbid- 
den, or that does not belong to him, or 
that it would be wrong for him to 
have, that shows that this desire is not 
good. Blessed are they that do hun- 



ger and thirst after righteousness; for 
they shall be filled. This is true in ev- 
ery instance. There is no exception 
to this rule. All such shall be filled. 
Killed with what? With righteous- 
ness. The fact that one hungers and 
thirsts after righteousness is clear 
proof that he loves righteousness, and 
that he feels that he does not possess 
it, it is not common to thirst for what 
he has enough of already, or that feels 
assured that he can obtain it whenever 
he desires it. 

If salvation is so easily obtained 
that any one who does not desire it 
can so change his own desire as to 
will, desire, independent of any pow- 
er brought to bear by him or over 
him, then why does Jesus say, blessed 
are they that hunger and thirst after 
righteousness ? Why should it be a 
blessing to hunger and thirst after 
righteousness, if the possession of it 
is so common a thing that even to 
hunger and thirst after it is a bless- 
ing? To hunger and thirst after 
righteousness is sure proof that he 
that has this hungering and thirsting 
is already blest, for it is certain that 
this one will obtain it. It is God that 
quickens the dead which causes them 
to hunger and thirst after righteous- 
ness. This is the' Lord's work which 
causes us to hunger and thirst after 
so great and wonderful a thing as 
righteousness; for if one has right- 
eousness there is no greater blessing 
he could desire. None but the Lord 
God can cause one to hunger and 
thirst after so great a gift as right- 
eousness. 

■John was shown a pure river of wa- 
ter of life, clear as crystal, proceeding 
out of the throne of God and the 
Lamb.— Rev. 22:1. What a woiider- 
ful river is shown to John. A pure 
river of water of life, clear as crystal, 
proceeding out of the throne of God 
and the Lamb. Nothing could be noli- 



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or than this river of the water of life. 
There can be no death in it, nor any 
impurity. Everything lives where 
this water flows. This wonderful fruit- 
ful tree of life that stood'in the midst 
of the street of this city (New Jerusa- 
lem) and on either side of the river 
yielded her fruit every month, and 
bear twelve manner of fruits, and the 
leaves of this tree were for the heal- 
ing of the nations. There never has 
been another tree equal to this in the 
richness and variety of the fruits. The 
difference was in this that it is a tree 
that never yields any impure or un- 
sound fruit. Nor is there ever any 
lack of fruit for it ripens every month. 
Everything lives where this fruit 
grows. It is suitable to every need in 
that city. 

Those that hunger and thirst after 
the fruits of this die no more. The 
fruits of this tree are for the healing 
of the nations. Here is fulness of 
blessing with no curse, nor sorrow, 
pain nor death. 

The blest inhabitants of this city 
shall go out no more. No enemy shall 
ever bo there, no foe, no war, nor con- 
fusion shall ever be found there. It is 
the perfection of beauty. 

What a wonderful welcome is given 
to all the inhabitants of this blest 
city. They shall never grow old. The 
lame and halt shall not be there. Once 
they were diseased and outcasts. But 
the former things are done away, all 
things are now. These inhabitants of 
the rock sing and shout for joy. 

The garden of Eden planted east- 
ward in Eden had its tree of the 
knowledge of good and evil, and the 
tree of life in the midst of the garden, 
and a river wont out of the garden to 
water it. In this garden of such pleas- 
ant fruits to behold and to eal the 
man was placed whom the Lord God 
had made. 

Now in the end of this wonderful 



Book of Revelation is there an ac- 
count of this holy city, the new Jeru- 
salem coming down from God out of 
heaven, prepared as a bride adorned 
for her husband. The beginning of 
these wonders of God's creation is re- 
corded in Genesis. The perfection -of 
these wonders is recorded in the last 
chapter of the' Book of Revelation. 

What mysteries, sorrows, calami- 
ties, griefs, humblings, and sore trials, 
ending in death, have fallen on the 
race of mankind since the creation of 
earth. A treadmill that has been 
grinding and hiding the dust of man 
in the earth for many days. 

Here in this last chapter of the Bi- 
ble — Revelation — is the overthrow. 

To hunger for this pure river of the 
water of life shows the exalted char- 
acter of that thirsting. And whoso- 
ever thirsts let him come and drink 
freely of the pure water of life. 

P. D. G. 



IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE 
TRIBULATION. 

This language of Jesus is certainly 
fulfilled. Those that are alive to the 
troubles and vexations attending the 
matters of worldly affairs, and the dis- 
appointments of those that are in this 
present world kuow that it is true that 
in the world we shall have tribulation. 
What a blessed thing that in Jesus we 
have peace. But no man can serve 
two masters. He that serves the Lord 
Jesus denying self, and hating his 
own life, seeking first the kingdom of 
God and his righteousness, must be 
counted as strange and unsocial, and 
considered as peculiar. His affection 
must not be on things on earth. The 
things of earth soon bring diskless 
and disappointment, vexation of spir- 
it and distress to the soul. When we 
love the Lord Jesus and his service, 
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Jiis righteousness, then our conversa- 
tion is in heaven. Whatsoever we do 
whether in word or deed it is all in 
the name of the Lord Jesus, doing 
nothing for vain glory, nor of malice 
or revenge, nor in the way of self- 
seeking. Laying aside all anger, 
wrath and malice, and as new born 
babes desiring the sincere milk of the 
word, making melody in your hearts 
to the Lord, we pass the time of our 
sojourning-in fear. When the mind of 
.lesus is in us. no man seeking his own 
but each one seeking those things 
which are above, where Christ is sit- 
ting at, the light band of God, we have 
good will toward men. 

• 'an .you always do this? Can you 
always live as you wish to do? Ex- 
cept ye be converted and become as 
a little child ye can in no wise enter 
into the kingdom of heaven. Help- 
less as an infant, unable to do any- 
thing as one helpless and free from 
malice with no hate toward others, but 
loving your enemies, and praying for 
them that despitefully use you; but 
how ean you of yourself do this? Sure- 
ly by grace salvation comes to us. By 
the grace of God I am what t am 
Surely the sinner like I am needs this 
grace ; for without Jesus I can do 
nothing. It is sweet to feel that Jesus 
has mercy on us. But when I am try- 
ing to manage the case of another 
seeming to seek t® pull the motes out 
of the eyes of another, what about my 
own case? Do I feel that there is none 
more needy than fl am? Is there any 
other as needy as I am? How about 
the evils of this present time? Wars, 
famines, confusion, distress every- 
where. When will this have an end? 

Well, do Ave see Jesus walking on 
the water with all its angry billows 
under his feet? Who is it? What 
power can quell the storm, and cause 
the wind to cease, and bid all these 
plagues to be healed? WXere are 



these plagues located i Are they in 
myself j or can I charge them to some 
one else. In me, that is in my flesh, 
(not in the flesh of another) there 
dwells no good thing. But while this 
storm is surging in me can )I call on 
the Lord? Do I not need the Lord 
Jesus at all times, one time as much 
as another time? He is the same yes- 
terday, today and forever. Jesus is 
the same merciful and faithful high 
Priest. Then looking unto Jesus, the 
author and finisher of our faith, we 
have hope toward God. The life that 
I now live in the tlesh 1 live by the 
faith of the Son of God who loved me, 
and gave himself for me ; and if he 
loved me, and gave himself for me, 
how shall He not with Jesus give me 
all things ? P. D. G. 



"WATCH AS AVELL AS PRAY" 
There are times of evil. There are 
times to watch as well as to pray. 

The present time is one of evil. At 
certain seasons sickness prevails. Fa- 
tal contagions fly through the air. 
Pestilence stalks at noon-day. The ar- 
rows of death fly with precision 
dreadful, and mourning fills the land. 
Epidemics seem to fill the air. Then 
there are horrors and times of evil tid- 
ings filling the minds of the people. 
It is catching — contagious as wrath 
and anger. Men lose confidence in 
each other. They appear ready to har- 
bor evil reports. War is in the air. 
Strife and bloodshed are everywhere. 
The nations are ready to take up the 
sword against each oth r. Nation goes 
to Avar against nation Men's hearts 
fail them for fear. The young men 
fall into the bloody arms of evil tid- 
ings. 

Mankind wonder what is the, mat- 
ter. There had appeared to be gopd 
Avill among mankind, and it seemed 
like brotherly kindness had preA r ailed. 
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be approaching, and some thought the 
earth was ripe for the millennium. 
But how different. Nation rises against 
nation. Strife and bloodshed follow. 
Men instead of learning war no more 
began anew to study war. New en- 
heard of, are resorted to. The minds 
gines of cruelty are invented. Horri- 
ble methods of death, strange and un- 
of men are saturated with evil. Where 
is the peace and good will that we 
thought was prevalent? Alas evil 
seizes the tempers, the minds of men. 
They appear to be infatuated, charged 
witli explosives of evil. Hate, rages as 
pestilence. Where is the love of peace 
and truth. Who now sings the song, 
"Glory to God in the highest, peace on 
earth, and good will to men." 

(It is strange to see how a wave of 
hate and strife will rush and rage ov- 
er the country, and smite over the 
earth setting mankind, one arrayed 
against another, so that there is no 
peace and good will among the nation. 

When pride takes control of man- 
kind good will leaves the heart and 
mind, and corrupt motives take con- 
trol. 

How good it would be if humility 
took possession and prayer and fast- 
ing, and the pouring out of our hearts 
before God. But what a mercy if our 
hearts were humbled before Cod, and 
good will toward men prevailed. 

It is easy for men to he flattered 
and and lifted up with seaming pros- 
perity. We naturally love ease, and 
are flattered into the notion of caSe 
and prosperity, when we should watch 
as well as pray. 

When the host goes forth to war 

from evil. Enemies are alert and ac- 
tive seeking the advantage where it 
may be found. 

How careful we should be at all 
times to eschew «vil and seek to do 



good. Pray Tor the peace of Jerusa- 
lem. P. D. G. 



JOINED TO MAN AND MAN TO 
HIM. 

"Bui he Lha.t doeth truth cometh to 
the lighl that his deeds may be made 
manifest that they are wrought iu 
God." John 3 21. 

"And God said, Let us make man iu 
our image. " Gen. 1 :27. 

God is the creator of all things that 
are made. Man has no power to cre- 
ate. 

The first man is of the earth earthy. 
The more is known of him the more 
manifest is his failure. Man being in 
honor abideth not. Apparently in the 
beginning he had life and power. But 
soon by transgression he is manifested 
as being of the earth. "For dust thou 
art and unto dust shalt thou return. 
He that hath the Son of God hath life. 
He that hath not the Son of God hath 
not life. 

Jesus was found in fashion as a 
man, yet lie is the brightness of God's 
glory, and the express image of his 
person. Jesus said he that hath seen me 
hath seen the Father. 

In the one case man was pronouue, 
ed very good, but man being in honor 
abideth not. lie waxes worse and 
worse. His course is one of degenera- 
cy. His life is proof of that fact. 
Nations as Ave 11 as individuals prove 
this. The Lord made man upright; 
but he has sought out many inven- 
tions. Look at the degeneracy of na- 
tions the world over. 

Bui when Jesus came into the world 
it was to make knoAvn the power and 
glorious effect of his life over men. 
He said the Son of Man is come to seek 
and to save that which was lost. 

But how little was the beginning o£ 
that kingdom of heaven. It is as a 
grain of mustard seed which is the 
smallest of all seeds. Except ye be 



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converted and become as a little child, 
ye shall in no wise enter the king- 
dom of heaven. 

How little, how small was the begin- 
ning of the kingdom of God. Unto us 
a child is born. The kingdom of God 
cometh 'not with observation. It is 
within you. The greatest is the that is 
least, tit is not by worldly wisdom nor 
by might, nor by power but by the 
spirit of God. The lame take the prey. 
I'nto me who am less than the least of 
all saints is this grace given. If any 
man thinks he knows anything of him- 
self, he knoweth nothing yet as he 
ought to know. 

He hath saved us*and called us with 
an holy calling not according to our 
own works but according 1o his own 
purpose and grace given us in Christ 
-lesus before the world began. 

When Satan the old serpent, the 
king of the children of pride beguiled 
Eve, it was with a declaration thai 
God doth "know when you eat this 
fruit then your eyes shall be opened, 
and ye shall be as gods knowing good 
and evil. Eve hearkened to the de- 
ceiver, and believed the liar. "And 
when the woman saw that the tree 
was good for food, and that it was 
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be 
desired to make one wise, she took of 
the fruit thereof, and did eat, and 
gave also unto her husband with her 
and he did eat." 

Satan is the king of all the children 
of pride. Pride goeth before destruc- 
tion and a haughty spirit before a 
fall The Serpent beguiled Eve, and 
reached Adam, his lying deception en- 
tangling and taking captive the race 
of man. God said to Adam, because 
thou hast hearkened unto the voice of 
thy wife, and hast, eat en of the tree 
of which 1 commanded thee, saying, 
thou shalt not eat of it. cursed is the 
ground for thy sake ; in sorrow shalt 
thou eat of it all the days of thy life. 



Thorns also and thistles shall it bring 
forth unto thee; and thou shalt eat of 
the herb of the field. In the sweat of 
thy face shall thou eat bread till thou 
return unto the ground; for out of it 
was thou taken; for dust thou art, 
and unto dust shalt thou return. 

The Lord God said to the serpent, 
cursed above all cattle and above ev- 
ery beast of fhe field art thou. 

The literal serpent crawds on the 
ground, and dust he eats all the 
days of his life. The literal ser- 
pent lias the enmity of man to carry. 
The seed of the woman shall bruise 
his head and thou shalt bruise the 
heel of the woman. God has put this 
enmity between them. He is a liar and 
the father of it. He is cunning, mali- 
cious, and a*tive mischief maker, a de- 
ceitful, cunning sower of the seeds of 
discord. 

Adam is driven out of the garden of 
Eden, and put to hard labor; but the 
mercy oft he Lord is toward and upon 
whom the salvation of God always 
comes. 

Jesus the seed of the woman is man- 
ifested to destroy the works of the 
devil, which is the greatest work, and 
triumph in righteousness over sins 
that in an has ever known. Jesus shall 
save his people from their sins, abol- 
ish death, lead captivity captive, and 
bind satan the old Serpent and adver- 
sary of all right enusness, and cause 
every vessel of mercy to forever love 
and praise the God of all comfort for 
the viclory over every enemy. 

The earth is cursed for man's sake. 
It brings forth briars and thorns. The 
countless diseases, the sorrows and 
distresses of all that love holiness and 
hate iniquity, and the disappointments 
and distresses ending in death are the 
wages of sin, and the common enemy 
of all mankind. To be renewed in the 
spirit of our mind, and to feel the 
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there dwells no good thing, but that 
thorns and briars of the wilderness, a 
grievous yoke of shame we must en- 
dure for life, is a sad and sorrowing 
road that ends in death. Yet the 
righteous hath hope in his death. For 
the; fruit of the spirit is life, joy and 
peace iu the Holy Ghost. 

Growing up into Jesus Christ in all 
things, the persuasion that without 
him we can do nothing, but that in him 
all fullness dwells — that salvation is 
of the Lord, and that we fail but Je- 
sus is all in all. 

Those born of God are taught that 
in Jesus all fulluess dwells and that 
in my ficsh dwells no good thing — that 
nothing that has its inception in me 
can he admitted as of any value, but 
thai it is all a deliler, and mars bur 
performance. 

This corruptable must put on incor- 
ruption, this mortal must put on im- 
mortality, so then death will be swal- 
lowed up of life. We shall be chang- 
ed in a moment, iu the twinkling of 
an eye. It doth not yet appear what 
we shall be. But we know that when 
we see him we shall be like him, and 
be satisfied. This blessed hope is the 
resurrection of the dead, and as we 
have borne the image of the earthiy 
so we shall bear the image of the heav- 
enly, and shall be like Jesus, and ever 
be with the Lord, is the blessed hope 
of the resurrection of the dead. 

P. D. G, 

ORDINATION SERVICE 

On Monday, July 30th, at Ebenezer 
church, Person county, N. C, after 
preaching by Elder L. H. Hardy, the 
church sat in conference for the pur- 
pose of ordaining brother S. M. Pul- 
liam to the office of Deacon. 

On motion of Elder E. C. Oakes, the 
pastor of said church, Elder L. IT. 
Hardy was appointed Moderator and 
to h ad in the ordination services. 



After some appropriate remarks, 
singing and prayer by the Moderator 
the presbytery proceeded to lay hands 
on brother Pulliam with a short bless- 
ing by the Moderator. 

We recommend Deacon Pulliam to 
the brethren and sister churches. 
E. C. OAKES, 
L. H. HARDY, Presbytery. 

"LORD SAVE ME." 
Matt. 14:30. 

This cry came from Peter as he was 
sinking down in the boisterous sea. 

The 14th chapter of Matthew is full 
of rich things relating to Jesus Christ, 
the Lamb of God. 

Herod had beheaded Jolin the Bap- 
list. How sad and fearful to be a 
wicked man w ith power over the lives 
of others. Herod had been reproved 
by John for having his brother's wife. 
This greatly offended Herodius, a 
wicked woman. When Herod offered 
to the daughter of this wicked Hero- 
dins, that danced before him to his 
great pleasure, as much as the half of 
his kingdom, sin; asked her mother 
what request she should make, she 
said, demand the head of John the 
Baptist in a charger. The king was 
sorry of making so rash an offer. But 
for the oath's sake, and because of 
his courtiers he ordered John behead- 
ed. 

When Herod heard of the fame of 
Jesus he said this is John the Baptist, 
who is risen from the dead, and there- 
fore mighty works show forth them- 
selves in him. Herod's conscience 
was alarming him. How good it is to 
do violence to no man, but do to oth- 
ers as you would have them do to you. 

One had better not be a ruler at all, 
than io be a wicked one. Humanity 
is so much safer and beetter than to be 
controlled by pride. 

When Jesus heard of John's death 



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he departed by sliliip into a desert 
place. When the people heard of it 
they followed— a great multitude, 
lie healed the sick. When it was even- 
ing the disciples said this is a desert 
place. Send the multitude away that 
they may buy themselves food. Jesus 
said to them, give ye them to eat. They 
say unto him, ''wo have here but five 
loaves and two fishes." Jesus said 
bring them hither to me. Jesus look- 
ing up to heaven blest and brake and 
gave them to the disciples, and they to 
the multitude. And they did all eat and 
were filled ; and they took up the frag- 
ment s that remained twelve baskets 
full. 

Jesus straightway constrained his 
disciples to get into a ship and go be- 
fore him to the other side, and sent 
the multitude away. Then he went up 
into a mountain to pray. Jesus was 
alone when the evening came. But 
the ship was now in the midst of the 
sea tossed with the waves; for the 
wind was contrary. How full of la- 
bor and trouble they were. But there 
was one calm one. Ju the fourth watch 
of the night Jesus came to his trou- 
bled disciples walking on the sea. All 
these stormy waves were under his 
feet. All enemies and all opposition 
was under his feet. But seeing one 
walking on the stormy deep they cried 
out in fear saying it is a spirit. Bu1 
straightway Jesus spake unto them 
saying, "Be of good cheer; it is I, be 
not afraid." How compassionate, 
what a friend lie is. lie knows the 
need and distress of his people, and 
is a very present help in time of trou- 
ble. 

Peter said. Lord, if it he thou, bid 
me come unto thee on the water. And 
he said come. Peter thought he eould 
walk on the water to Jesus, if it was 
Jesus. There was doubt it seemed. We 
cannot come to Jesus unaided 1»3' him. 



We cannot lake a step alone. Without 
him we can do nothing. One may 
think he -has faith to walk on the 
stormy deep. But the moment he be- 
gins to feel that there is nothing un- 
der him, and he has no power to stand 
or move he begins to sink. Peter be- 
gins to sink and cries, Lord save me. 
Jesus stretched forth his hand and 
caughl him and said unto him, "0 
thou of little faith, wherefore didst 
thou doubt:" it is not the man that 
puts on his armor that boasts. Let 
him wait until he takes it off. When 
one walks in the burning fiery fur- 
nace, and there is no smell of fire on 
his garments, then may he rejoice in 
the Lord. But hath not whereof to 
glory only as he is made able to glory 

When Jesus eame into the ship the 
wind ceased. Then they that were in 
the ship eame and worshipped him 
saying, of a truth thou art the son of 
(iod, saying what manner of man is 
Ibis that even the wind and the sea 
obey him. How wonderful is it to feel 
and know that all power in heaven 
and earth is in Jesus Christ the Lord 
of all. P. D. G. 



EXPERIENCE. 

Tha. which is seen to be testified. 
Thai is hearsay will not answer, nor 
is it accepted in this High court of 
conscience,, and concerning the won- 
derful works of the Lord. 

God hath in these last days spoken 
unto us by his Son whom He hath ap- 
pointed heir of all things. 

[In this wonderful kingdom of truth, 
where all refuges of lies are swept 
away, and where no imaginary no- 
tions are admited ; but that which we 
have seen with our eyes, have hand- 
led with our hands, and have tasted of 
the word of life, that declare we unto 
you. 



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Truth is the foundation and top- 
one in this wonderful building. When 
ae says, I have experienced such and 
u-h things, he means that he has han- 
led and felt such things. It is God's 
ork, and it is marvelous in our eyes, 



id 



id 



3es. The refuge 
has been swept 
that which has 
'ork endures for- 
ro claim it as the 
5 not perish, but 
3od sets his seal 
ow whc 
jaded He 



I he 



tied that Peilagra is 
Dilation of food; ir 
tive trouble. Bariun: 
i recommended onlj 
iiipported by reliabk 



1)1 « - 



kepi bj 



that day. The 



strong 
>r they 



Salisbury, N. C, Nov. 5, 1917. 
Bidet l>. I). Gold, 

Dear Bro.:— Please publish thai the 
next session of1 he Linvill* Union will 
be held, the Lord willia© with the 
church at Salisbury on the fifth Satur- 
day and Sunday in December, 1917. 
A "-eiieral invitation is extend 'd. 

Train No. i.1 from the north arrives 
iii Salisbury at 9 oYlock a. m. No 44 
from the south arrives about (i a. m. 

Signed by ord -r of the church' Sat- 
urday before the firsl Sunday in Nov- 
ember 1!)17. 

Elder C. A. Davis. Moderator. 
A. L. Owen, Clerk. 

CANCER TREATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE KELLAM HOS TAL. 

The record of the Kellain llnspita) is 
without parallel in history, baring restored, 
without the use of the Knife. Acids J£-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of U'' many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every ma» and woman in 
the United States to know whit we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL. 1017 W Main 
St.. Richmond, Va 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 



Each "Pape's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 



Time it! In five minutee all stom- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
breath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides It 
is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever by getting a large 
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from Indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder. It's the quickest, 
surest and most harmless stomach 
doctor in the world. 



RUB-fTP TISM 

Will cure Rheumatism, Neu- 
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic 
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old 
Sores, Tetter, Ring-Worm, Ec- 
zema, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, 
used internally or externally. 25c 



609 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



The BnEATM Forest 



While 



lect 



ird T. Boo 
lender' of "inter 
veloped a very 



line, who induced 
m the pledge, de- 
tarrhal trouble. 



He 



vent to inland Australia, where he 
■d clay and nitfht th? antiseptic bal- 
s given off by the forests, especially 
icalyptus trees. This experience led 




Sold on a positive guar- 
plete outfit $1.15; extra bi 
druggist cannot supply it. 



isfactory results or 




SAGE TEA BEAUTIFIES! 
AND DAAKFNS HAIR 



Dcn't Stay Gray! Sage Tea and Sulphur 
Darkens Hair so Naturally That 
Nobody Can Teli. 

Vou can turn gray, faded hair beautifully 
dark and lustrous almost over night, if 
you'll get a 50-cent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage 
and Sulphur Compound" at any drug store. 
Millions of bottles of this old famous Sage 
Tea Recipe improved by the addition of 
other ingredients, are sold animal y says a 
well-known druggist here, because it dark- 
ens the hair so naturally and evenly that 
no one can tell it has been applied. 

Those whose hair is turning gray or be- 
coming faded have a surprise awaiting them, 
because after one or two applications the 
gray hair vanishes and your locks become 
luxuriantly dark and beautiful. 

This is the age of youth. Gray-haired 
unattractive folks aren't wanted around, 
get busy with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound tonight and you'll be delighted 
with your dark, handsome hair and your 
youthfu ; appe.i ranee within a few davs 

This preparation is a toilet requisite and 
is not intended for the cure, mitigation or 
prevention of disease. 



WEAK LUNGS? 

STUBBORN COUGHS AND COLDS... 
DR. H. JAMES CANNABIS INDIA 
..(COMPOUND) ; 

An old and well tried remedy for the re- 
lief of Pulmonary Ailments, Bronchial Asth- 
ma, Crtarrhs, Colds, etc. Formiua and Book 
of informaton sent free, on receipt of 2c 
stamp to pay expenses. Address OraddocK 
Cl Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 




WNE Granulated Eyelids, 

Sore Eyes, Eyes Inflamed by 
Sun, £>twf and Wind quickly 
relieved by Murine. Try it In 
your Eyes and in Baby's Eyes. 
No Smarting, Ju»t Eye Comfort 
Marine Eye Remedy 'W,h2 
Ask Marine Eye K-ntedy Cm., Chicago d 

No. 666 

This it a prescription prepared especially 
for MALARIA or CHILLS A. FEVER. 

Five or six doses will break any case, aad 
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not 
return. It acts on the liver better than 
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c 



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THICK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

Girls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
beautiful — Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Dand«rine. 



If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens with beauty and is radiant with 
life; has an incomparable softness and 
is fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the 
beauty of your hair, besides it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle ol 
dandruff. You can not have nice 
heavy, healthy hair if you have 
dandruff. This destructive scurf robs 
the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome it 
produces a feverishness and itching of 
the scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loosi and die; then the hair falls out 
fast. Surely get a 25-cent bottle of 
Know on's Danderine from any drug 
store and just try it. 



IS EPILEPSY CONQUERED? 



New Jersey Physician Said to Have Many 
Cures to His Credit. 

Red Bank, N. J— (Special.)— Advices 
from every direction fully confirm previous 
reports that the remarkable treatment for 
epilepsy being admit istered by the consult- 
ing physician of the Kline Laboraories of 
this city is achieving wonderful results. Old 
and stubborn cases have been greatly bene- 
fited and raanv patients claim to have been 
entirely cured. 

Persons suffering from epilepsy should 
write at once to Kline Laboratories, Branch 
54, Red Hank, N. J. for a supply of the rem- 
edy, which is being distributed gratuitously. 



WONDERFUL EGG PRODUCER. 

Any poultry raiser can easily double his 
profits by doubling the egg production of 
liis hens. A scientific tonic has been dis- 
covered that revitalizes the flock and makes 
hens work all the time. The tonic is called 
"More Eggs". Give your hens a few cents 
worth of "More Epgs" and you will be 
amazed and delighted with results. A dol- 
lar's worth of "More Eggs" will double this 
year's production of eggs, so if you wish to 
try this great profit maker write E. J. Ree- 
fer Poultry Expert. 6408 Reefer Building 
Kansas City Mo., who will send you a sea- 
son's supply of "More Eigs" Tonic for $100 
(prepaid). So confident is Mr. Reefer of the 
results that a million dollar bank guaran- 
tees if you are not. absolutely satisfied your 
dollar will be returned on request and the 
"More Eggs" costs you nothing. Send a 
dollar today or ask Mr. Reefer for his free 
poultrv book that tells the experience of a 
man who has made a fortune out of poultry. 



HEADACHES AND OTHER ACHES AND 
PAINS. 

Fain keeps the thoug.its of the sufferer 
continuously on the ailment that is tnat 
causing the pain, and in this way it acts to 
retard recovery. 

Dr. Miies' Anti-Pain Pills are their oam 
best advertisers. The wonder. ul degree of 
success that they have met with for more 
than 25 years has been entirely due to their 

Users are willing to concede that the.se 
pills do all that is claimed f ir diem. Tnat 
is tney promptly relieve headache, backache 

; i,d almost every other kind oi ache or pain 
and do this witiiout any bad after-effects. 

And if the sufferer finds rest from the 
pain that weakens the mind and harrasses 
the nerves pending treatment ror the cause 
of the pain he certainly shou d be satisfied. 

Furthermore, Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills do 
not constipate do not derange the stomach 
or leave any disagreeable after-effects when 
taken as directed. If you suffer from any 
ache or pain you will not be out any money 
to try these pills. Go to your druggist and 
purchase one box of . Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain 
Pills. Use them as directed and if the re- 
sults are not satisfactory return the empty 
package to the druggist and he will imme- 
diately return you your money. No questions 
will be asked. You are the judge of the 
merits of these pills. Could anything be 
fairer than this? 

MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind. 



Brain Blood-Supply Must Be Good. 

IThe importance of having pure blood is 
perhaps never more deeply impressed on us 
than when we are told by physiologists that 
if the brain is supplied with impure blood, 
nervous and bilious headache confusion of 
ideas, loss of memory impaired intellect, 
dimness of vision, and dullness of hearing, 
are experienced, and in time the brain be- 
comes disorganized and the brittle thread 
of life is broken. 

The more we learn o the usefulsess of 
the great blood purifier, Hood's Sarsapsrilla. 
the more grateful we are for this old and 
successful family medicine, wnich has ac- 
complished so much in removing scrofula 
rheumatism and catarrh and other blood dis- 
enses and correcting run-down conditions of 
the svstem. Tf you need a blood purifier 
get Hood's Sarsaparilla. 



ECZEMA 

Dr. Cannadav. 1226 Park Sq.. Sedalia, Mo. 
send you a free trial of my mild, soothing 
guaranteed treatment that will prove It. 
Stops the itching and heals permanently. 
Dr. Cannaday, 1225 Park Sq.. Sedalia, Ma. 



611 



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Renew Yon 
Health 

At Natuies Fount a in 

Without the Expense 
and Loss of Time Nec- 
cessary for a Visit to 
the Spring. 




THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human skill. 
In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much harm as good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
physicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" 
lor the reason that they persist in spite of 
drug treatment. I do not refer to incurable 
diseases such as cancer and consumption, 
but to that larger class of functional dis- 
orders which we meet every day, where the 
organs of digestion and elimination are 
impaired. 

For this • class of cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs, 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about the poor man who 
has not the money or the busy man or wom- 
an who cannot spare the time to spend sev- 
eral weeks or possibly months at a health 
resort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
restoration to health which Nature has pro- 
vided? Read my answer in the coupon at 
the bottom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
va r Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 
bife. It has made me tens of thousands 
of friends in all parts of America and even 
in foreign countries, whose faces I have 
never seen. Yet I count them my friends 
for the Shlvar Spring Water has bound 
them to me by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 



encouragement as to your own health, do 
not hesitate to accept my offer which has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the coupon. If you could read the let- 
ters that come to me daily, numbering about 
ten thousand a yer , and the vast majority 
of then similar to those printed below, you 
would not wonder tnat I make this offer 
displaying my absolute confidence in the 
restorative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. 

INDICATION 

I was suffering with irdigestion. stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. I 
had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded 
wheat, a very insufficient diet for an active 
working man, and, of course, from disease 
and starvation was in a very low state of 
nervous vitality and general debility. I 
ordered ten gallons of your Mineral Water 
which I used continuously, reordering when 
necessary, and in four months gained twen- 
ty-nine pounds, was strong and perfectly 
well, and have worked practically every 
day since. It acts as a general renovator 
of the system. I prescribe it in my prac- 
tice, and it has in every instance had the 
desired effects. It is essential to use this 
water in as large quantities as possible, for 
its properties are so hapnUy blended and 
in such proportion that they will not dis- 
turb the most delicate system. It is purely 
Nature's remedy. 

A.LR.AVANT, M.D., Savannah,Ga. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity 
to make public announcement of the benefits 
I have derived from Shivar Spring Water. 
I have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve, and after drinking 
it for four weeks I gained fifteen pounds. I 



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612 



feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. 1 strongly recommend 
Inis water to any one with stomaeu irouule 
I a in writing this voluntarily ami tru^t u 
will fall in the hand.:, ol many who are so 
uiitoi tunate as to be afiiicted with inuiges- 
tion and nervous dyspepsia. 

C. V. TKUITT, LaGrange, (ia.. 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 

DYSPEPSIA 

I have suffered for many years from gRs 
trie uouuies, stomach puffed and food sour. 
I i.ave tried many remedies and a good 
uiai.y waters. Some have helped, but none 
iiave gnen me such relief as your Spring 
Water. 1 use it and recommend it to my 
\,c.tieats. W. D. GRIGGSB Y, M.D., 

Blaney, S. C. 

For many years 1 suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. 1 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever, I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, t^t by accident 
1 happened to get hold of one of your book- 
lets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wat- 
er After drinking the water for about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, and 
since that time have suffered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. I cheerfully 
recommend the use of your Water to any 
one that may be suffering from stomach 
trouble. OSCAR T. SMITH, 

Baltimore, Md. 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Stat'rs. 

— Fill Out This Coupon and Mail It Today — , 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55 T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: 1 accept your offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars <?2.00) 
for ten gallons of Shivar Mineral 
Spring Water. I agree to give it a fair 
trial in accordance with the instruc- 
tions which you will send, and if I 
report no benefit therefrom you agree 
to refund the price of the water in 
full, on receipt of the two empty demi- | 
johns, which 1 agree to return within 
a month. 

Name | 

P. O I 

Express Office I 

(Please write distinctly.) 



RHEUMATISM 

I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that 
it has ftcted nicely- ir. each case, and 1 
believe that if used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will give permanent relief. It 



will purify the blood, relieve o<-. vilitv. stim- 
ulate the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them in throwine off all 
poisonous n.atter. 

C.A.CROSBY. M.D . Leeds, S. C. 

Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. WM. C C-l.TEII. 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good' than anything I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS.H.C EDWARDS. Roper.N.C 
BILIOUSNESS 

For over two years following a nervous 
breakdown, i have suffered with a liver so 
torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the Water. Upon advice, however, the 
first night I took a laxative; the second 
night a mild one. Since then I ha*e taken 
none at all. The effect of the water has 
been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S.A.DERIEUX, Greenville,S.C. 

LIVER AND KIDNEY 

I fuel that it is due you that 1 should give 
my testimony, unsolicited, as to the benefits 
derived from the use of your Shivar Springs 
Water. I was unable to do my work, and 
had been under the treatment of physicians 
for six months for kidney and livsr trou 
bles when 1 decided to try your Spring 
Water, and now after using it for about 
thirty days I am able to do my work, feed 
good, and have gained about twenty pounds. 
I most heartily recommend its use to all 
who suffer from disorder of the liver and 
kidneys. 

M.L.STEPHENS, Ohoopee, Ga. 
URIC ACID 

I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney trouble, and the Min- 
eral Wat r has helped me more than any- 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
fore heartily recommend same to all who 
need a speedy relief. 

W.P.MATHENY. M.L., Chancellor, Ala. 

I caa recommend your Mineral ./ater for 
disorders caused by uric poison. I suffered 
and have been relieved. It affords me 
pleasure to recommend this Water to all 
sufferers. J. H. WHTTMORE, 

Lexington, Va. 



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Vho Will Win 
This Battle?" 



Much of your comfort depends upon 
knowing that your system will perforin 
its functions properly. 

Your kidneys are tho filters of the body. 
If they become inactive and fail to elim- 
inate the waste* matter, they are apt to 
throw the whole mechanism of the body 
out of order, thus toxic poisons can ac- 
cumulate in the system and be as deadly 
as snake venom. 

Besides causing the minor ailments of 
rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago and back- 
ache, neglect of the kidneys is apt to 
develop into more serious diseases, such 
as stone in the bladder. 

Rid the body of toxic poisons— clean 
the bladder and kidneys and cure tho 
twinges of rheumatism with Anuric 
( double strength ). 

Anuric was first discovered by Dr. Pierce,, 
and has benefited thousands of sufferers 
as well as appeased and eliminated the 
ravages of the more serious kidney dis- 
eases. Now procurable at any good drug 
store, or send direct to Dr. V. M. Pierce, 
Buffalo, N. Y., for trial package. Enclose 
10 cents. 

If you have rheumatism or kidney 
trouble, why not lot Dr. Pierce's Anuric 
(double strength) win the battle? 

Springfield, Tenn. — " I •write a few 



me prompt relief, 
consider them a 
great remedy for 
kidney trouble. My 
back doesn't hurt at 
all and the excretion 
doesn'jt burn and 
smart as it did. 
When I had used up 
the trial package, 
my druggist at 
Springfield didn't 
have the tablets in 
stock so ordered me 
a bottle from Nash- 
ville and I have been 
ing them eve: 



cine."— G. W. Head, Route 4, Box 34, 

CATARRH is an excessive secretion, ac- 
companied with chronic inflammation, from 
the mucuous membrane. Hood's Sarsapa- 
rilla acts on the mucuous membrane through 
the blood reduces inflammation establishes 
healthy action, and radically cures all cases 
of catarrh. 

GREENSBORO NURSERNES 

for fruit, shade and ornamental trees, 
vines and plants. Special bargains. 
GREENSBORO NURSERIES. 
Greensboro, N. C. 




SALTS IF BACKACHY 

A<\D KIDNEY* HURT 

Drink Lots of Water and Stop Eating Meat 
For a While If Your Bladder 
Troubles You. 

W hen you wake up with backache and 
dull misery in the kidney region it gen- 
erally means you have been eating too much 
meat, says a well-known authority. Meat 
lorms uric acid which overworks the kid- 
i.e/a in their effort to filter it from the 
blood and they become sort of paralyzed 
a iid loggy. When your kidneys get sluggish 
and clog you must relieve them, like you 
lelieve your bowels; removing all the body's 
urinous waste, else you have backache sick 
headache, dizzy spells; your stomach sours, 
tongue is coated, and when the weather is 
bad you have rheumatic twinges. The urine 
is cloudy, lull of sediment, channels often 
get sore water scalds and you are obliged 
to seek relief two or three times during the 
night. 

Either consu't a good, reliab.e physician 
at once or get from your pharmacist about 
tour ounces of .lad Salts; take a tablespoon- 
ful in a glass of water before breakfast for 
a few days and your kidneys will then act 
fine. This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice combined 
with lithia, and has been used for genera- 
tions to clean and stimulate sluggish kid- 
neys, also to neutralize acids in the urine 
so it no longer irritates, thus ending blad- 
der weakness. 

Jad Salts is a life saver for regular meat 
eaters. It is inexpensive, cannot injure and 
makes a delightful, effervescent lithia-water 
drink. 



RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 

To ha'f pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Any druggist ran put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy, 
and does not rub off. 

Our Advrtising Depart-icnt is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York. 118 E. 28th St E. L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. ,Valentine 
Chicago 1548 Wbune BU'g. •. . . j. H.- Rigour 
Asheville, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave.G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham. Ala., 22nd i<t. Bridge and 
Morris Ave E. M. Lane 



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WIFE TOO ILL 
TO WORK 

IN BED MOST OF TIME 

Her Health Restored by Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable 
Compound. 




Indianapolis, Indiana. — " My health 
was so poor and my constitution so run 
■•down that I could 
not work. I was 
thin, pale and weak, 
weighed but 109 
pounds and was in 
bed most of the 
time.' I began tak- 
ing Lydia E. Pink- 
ham's Vegetable 
Compound and five 
months later I 
weighed 133 pounds. 
I do all the house- 
work and washing for eleven and I can 
truthfully say Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg- 
etable Compound has been a godsend 
to me for I would have been in my grave 
today but for it. I would tell all wo- 
men suffering as I was to try your valu- 
able remedy. "— Mrs. Wm. Green, 332 
S.Addison Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

There is hardly a neighborhood in this 
country, wherein some woman has not 
found health by using this good old- 
fashioned root and herb remedy. 

If there is anything about which you 
would like special advice, write to the 
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 
I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes County, N. C, remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

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It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 

Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
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It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 

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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OP JESUS CHRIST 



Dear Brother Gold: 

Our friend and brother in spirit, W. 
AV. Payne, Asheville, Ala., requests 
me to have the following letter pub- 
lished iu Zion's Landmark for the 
benefit of its readers. 

"For God so loved the world, that 
He gave His only begotten Son, that 
whosoever believeth in Him should 
not perish, but have everlasting life." 
John 3 :16. 

Here is a question: Would God 
command us to no" love what He lov- 
ed? il believe not. He said, "Love 
not the world, neither the things 
which are in the world. If any man 
love the world, the love of the Father 
is not in him." 1st John 2:15. 

Now there is something wrong 
about, the way the people you spoke of 
look at the teachings of the Bible. We 



loved bj 
children 



' the 

. nis 



Father or we are r 
children art of one Father and are 
brethren. He that hateth his brother 
is a murderer, and no murderer hath 
eternal life abiding in him. 

The text at the heajl of (his article 
teaches the. doctrine of election very 
stmngiv. There is an elect world, or 
the children of God here in this race 
of Adam. They are the world that 
God loved. The ap< tie said of them, 
little children love one another. Thnfl 
what. Hod loves He commands FTls 
children to, love, but He commands 
them to not. love <** world. 

Paul tells > he Ephesians that they 



were chosen in Christ before the foun- 
dation of the world that they should 
be holy and without blame before God 
in love. He tells the church at Rome 
that thej' were predestinated (or fore- 
ordained) that they should be con- 
formed to the image of His Son, That 
He might be the first born among 
man}' brethren. See? He bases the 
whole thing on the predestination and 
jl< etiou of God in His children. 

Again, our text gives the blessing of 
God's love to whosoever believeth. 
Not if they will believe nor any other 
co idition. The word "believeth" is 
in the perfect tense. That is wherev- 
er there is one that believeth there is 
one. who is saved. He is one whom God 
has predestinated and chosen unto 
salvation. Not because of his belief, 
according to His own purpose and 
grace which was given him in Christ 
Jesus before the world began, but is 
now made manifest bv the appearing 
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 
who is brought to light tKrough the 
gospel. Instead of believing being a 
("^•fliiion of salvation it is an evidence 
that one is saved. 

There is a difference in faith and 
belief. Faith is evidence. "The sub- 
struce of things hoped for, and evi- 
dence of things not seen." 

We have to believe things soine- 
Hmes that we do not want to believe 
because the evidence is so strong thai 
ve cannot dow^t .^t. Jfhat evidence if 
faith. "We cannot have it. It does 



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not come by us. In salvation God 
gives it. Jesus Christ is the Auther 
and the Finisher of it. Therefore it 
came out from him, or is the fruit He 
bears to us. As this evidence (Faith) 
is given us we believe. It is not op- 
tional with us as to whether we be- 
lieve or not. We have no controll of 
the matter at all. The evidence 
(faith) fixes our belief or unbelief. 

Therefore the question resolves in- 
to this: Do we believe that Jesus 
Christ came in that wonderful love of 
God to save poor lost sinners? If we 
believe that why do we believe it? If 
we believe it because we have heard 
it preached or read in the Bible, that 
would be the evidence and not our 
own and in that case we would not be 
witnesses. He that is.' born of God 
hath the witness in himself. He does 
not have to go to another for evi- 
denc. When you have the evidence in 
your own heart you love to hear an- 
other tell it. That brings you into bro- 
therly fellowship and proves that you 
are both of one spirit, bo* born of 
God. That you are sons of one Father. 
Therefore believing is not a condition 
which will draw down the favors of 
God on you, but it is a sure evidence 
that you are of that world into which 
Jesus eame which was predestinated 
and chosen to be saved by Him, and 
that that salvation has been given or 
manifested in the one for whom it is 
prepared. 

The divine arrangement, the Fath- 
er's will was so perfect that neither 
the Father, the Son nor the Holy 
Ghost, npr the complete Godhead can 
in any way change it. 

When the mother of Zebedee's chil- 
dren (Joana, we suppose) eame to our 
Lord with the request that "These, 
my two sons, shall sit the one on thy 
right hand and the ©ther om thy left 
when thou come&t into 1h\ kingdom," 
the Lo#d said to her, "This is hot mine 
to give but to them for whom it is 



prepared." This proves that there 
was a former preparation, that it was 
given or prepared for some one, and 
that the Lord Himself could not give 
it to any other. This is election to a 
fine point. 

This proves the steadfastfess of 
God's purposes, the stability of His 
will. Jesus Christ was the Executor 
or doer of that will and had no power 
to change it in a single letter nor sen- 
tence. The Holy Ghost is the holy 
guardian of those whose names are 
writ ton in that will, or the citizens of 
the world that God loved, and that 
Jesus came to save, and who are giv- 
en to believe on Him. Not one of 
them is or ever will be lost. Jesus 
has satisfied the law in their behalf 
and they are justified in the sight of 
God, without a spot or a wrinkle, or 
any such thing. These shall not per- 
ish but have eternal life, and that life 
is in His Son, Jesus Christ, and He is 
at the right hand of God. 

Everything they receive as they 
journey is perfectly free. Not as a 
traveler who is thirsty and comes to a 
river or a fountain by the way where 
the water is free on the condition that 
he drink it; no. It is free in that that 
the first he knows his soul is filled 
with the water of life and he is prais- 
ing God. There was no condition in it 
to him. It was given and it was in 
him a well of water springing up into 
life eternal. If it was offered on the 
condition of our drinking it we would 
never receive it. More than that it 
would not be free. Anything we re- 
ceive on the slight condition of our re- 
ceiving it is not free for we liave done 
that much. If salvation was put down 
so near to us as the earth is on which 
we walk, and was offered to us on the 
simple condition that we accept it it 
cannot be said to be free or of grace. 

No. T>i«j. e j R absolutely no condi- 
tion in it. If is »; V p. H- not offered". Tt 
is by grace. It is or ^ Tj0rd who 



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loved us. He hated our sins and gave 
His Son to take them away, and He 
did it to the perfect satisfaction of the 
Father in the law of His divine jus- 
tice so that justice is satisfied and 
mercy has her plea. The poor sinner 
is saved. I trust that 1 am that poor 
sinner, aud my hope is altogether in 
him. The Lord be praised. 

The Lord abundantly bless you and 
all yours is the prayer of your broth- 
er in the gospel of the Lord ^esus 
Christ. L. H HARDY. 



Our Lord took four texts in His 
ministry but when He did He gave the 
scripture its proper bearing. The— 5, 
'6 and 7th chapters of Matthew and 
the 14, 15 and 16th chapters of our 
Lord which are left on record and on 
both occasions He preached without a 
special scripture as a text. 

Paul exhorted Timothy. "Till I 
come, give attendance to reading, to 
exhortation, to doctrine." 1st Tim. 



4 ;J3 



said that 
open our 



,ve don't '. 
mouths 



e, as some have 
ve to read, just 
d the Lord will 
of the apostle 
lie words of our 



the faith ) Timothy, is applicable to 
all the ministers of God. Therefore 
his admonition in the above text is 
as much an admonition to us to- 
day as it was to that minister in that 
early day of the gospel church. We 
are Gentiles and Paul was the apostle 
of and to the Gentiles. Therefore it 



becomes the 
present day t 
I do not n 
any way hur 
brethren foi 



lo 



tin 



: thei 



know the me: 
do not know 1 
how shall we 1 
not know the 
words in a pi 
are we to knoA 



thi 



necessary for us lo 
of words. If we 
meaning ourselves 



■ipt 



th( 



another? And if we do not know 
these things how are we to know even 
the literal meanings of the texts of 
scripture? We should never read a 
text just because it is custom. Cus- 
tom should not controll hi the nun 
istry of God's word. 



chi 



is not found (I 

le. The word would 
For instance as a 
> on the root of a 
acco, etc. To suck- 
3 to break off those 
or words of that 
iven with reference 
d should not be 



»d 



•d 



our, 



will be 

15, 5:1- 



s found as many three times in 
le and means to relieve one in 
;. to aid. to assist, to help. Re- 
!nd Samuel 8:5, 18 = 3, Heb. 2:18. 
eaning of this last reference 
found by reference to Hez. -J >- 
.2; 4:16; 7:25. 



The word "husks" in Luke 16:16 

doe? no1 mean the dry bran which is 
sifted out of meal or flour. There was' 
a tree whicJi grew in Syria an 1 pt 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



named the Carab tree. That tree grew 
pods something like our catalpa tree. 
Those pods or the pulp from them was 
called "husks" and is the food referr- 
ed to in the text in Luke 15:16. 

The word "pulse" as used uf Daniel 
1:12 and 16 does not mean tha pui *ts 
of the human nor animal system. TaeX 
would be contrary to the law. We all 
know that there would be no pulse if 
our blood should cease to flow. The 
law required the Jews, when they kill- 
ed their beasts for food, to pour the 
blood out on the ground and not to 
eat the flesh with the blood in it 
Therefore that pulse could not be il'nt 
which Daniel desired to be J with 
for he was a Jew. The word ' ' Pulse ' ' 
in those texts mean peas, beans and 
other coarse food, and the food pre|. 
arations made from corn, wheat and 
other eatable seeds. 

Then in our studies we fled words 
not in use in our language, as the word 
"wot" in Rom. 11:2. The word means 
"to know" and this word is dvU'.'d iij 
several other places in both the Old 
and New Testaments and is a good 
word but it means "to know." 

The words "throughly" and thor- 
ughly" are both used in our Bible in 
2nd Timothy 3:17, but the word 
"throughly" is the word in common 
use in several places: refer as fol- 
lows: Ex. 21:19; 2nd Kings 11 18 . 
Job 6:2; Jere. 6:9, 7:5, 50 -.14; Ezke. 
16:9; Matt. 3:12; 2nd Cor 11 <5. The 
\Yiv<l ''thr-ugly" is no f in common 
use and in reading we g orally us^ 
"thoroughly," which is the word in 
common use. Cruden does no' use the 
word "throughly" in his complete 
concordance. The words mean the 
same. I have taken the abov? r?lvr- 
ences from Cruden 's Concordant 

These and such as these I uncier- 
derstand to be at least a part of what 
Timothy should study for he could 
not be approved unto God in max'.ig 
a wrong use of his words and giving s 



wrong definition of those things which 
are taught. 

Again. We are not to consider how 
men will receive the word which Me 
preach. It is not with men to give us 
the word of God. But we should 
preach.it whether they will hear or 
whether they will forbear. Ezek. 2:5. 

If there is a word given of God to us 
and we feel that it would not be very 
well received, and for this cause we 
forbear to say it how can we be ap- 
proved unto God? Even Paul became 
the enemy of some because he told 
them the truth. Must he cease to tell 
them the truth in order that he might 
regain their friendship? Then how 
eould he finish his course with joy? 
How eould he declare that he had kept 
the faith ? Even if his letters should be 
weighty and powerful, his bodily pres- 
ence weak and his speech contempti- 
ble (2 Cor., 10:10) yet should he not 
be faithful? It was God who called 
him, and God would show him how 
great things he must suffer for His 
holy name's sake. 

The idea of saying things to pro- 
duce animation in the congregation 
and bring an excitement and produce 
crying surely is not what Paul referr- 
ed to as being approved unto God. 
Jesting is animating and lifting up to 
the flesh but forbidden to the servants 
of God and altogether contr ary to 
gravity which is ministerial qualifica- 
tion. Telling jok«s and anecdotes to 
amuse and produce mirth is a part of 
the human make-up but contrary to 
the qualifications of the servant of 
God. He should study to leave of? 
such things. To do this requires a eru 
cifixion of the flesh with the affections 
and lusts thereof whr'h is also requir-, 
ed in the word of r • d The servant 
should study to please his Master or 
to be approved unto God who called 
and setvt him. 

In this he in as no f no ed to be asham- 
ed for the work is Lord's. He is 



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the Inspector. Do the best we can 
and it is but poorly done. We can see 
no good thing dwelling in this flesh. 

V\ a should not so misapply the word 
oi' truth as to give those rebukes and 
chastisements which belong to the 
church to the wicked world. To lift 
up the voice, to cry aloud according 
to the word of the Lord is not to show 
ih world their transgressions. They 
are dead and cannot know anything. 
The word is to show my people their 
transgressions and the house of Jacob 
their sins. 

It is good to warn the children of 
God against the ways of false religion 
and to warn them to not go in them. 
When we do those things even in the 
most tender words we are sure to be 
accused of abusing other denomina- 
tions. Such accusations should have 
no effect on the servant of God. He 
must be faithful to Him who has call- 
ed him. 

To take the promises which are giv- 
en to the children and which is their 
bread and give it to the world is con- 
trary to rightly dividing the word of 
truth: "Give not the children's bread 
unto dogs,*' is the word of the Lord, 
and we cannot be guilty of this and 
be approved unto God. Surely the 
way of the Lord is a strait (difficult) 
gate, ana the way is too narrow for 
our worldly minds to walk in. 

Oh. that the Lord will turn us from 
the ways of men. and from the world, 
and ourselves unto the way of the liv- 
ing God, and give us grace to walk 
therein. 

Yours in hope, 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother — And to my dear kin- 
dred whcm Christ suffered, bled and 
died to save, came in this low go"-^ 
of sin and sorrow to redeem ™ ™ 
all iniquity and pu^ auto Hunself 



a precious people zealous of good 
works, took upon Himself our sins in 
His own body, God sending His only 
Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to 
condemn sia in the flesh, Oh, for such 
a love. 

Let rocks and hills 

Their lasting silence break 

And all harmonious human tongues 
Their Savior's praises speak. 

I cannot praise him enough fcr the 
goodness He bestows upon me daily, 
how He blesses me in getting around 
to hear the gospel of His dear Son 
proclaimed in its power and beauty, 
which is one of the greatest pleasures 
of my life. Four Sundays in succession 
of late 1 have been blest to sit around 
the table and commei^irate the death 
and sufferings of our Lord and Savior. 
What a grand privilege. The Primi- 
tive Bapttstb are a blest people, they 
have up at to eat and to drink th« 
world knows nothing of. 0 to love 
hfm more and serve him better. 

1 was blest to attend the Kehukee 
Association, which makes my four- 
teenth. Was blest to hear the gospel 
each day and night proclaimed in its 
beauty, and it came with power and 
demonstration of the spirit. Elder 
Newsom Harrison opened the way 
and the rest followed. He spoke with 
power and liberty. Elder W. B. 
Strickland preached where I was 
stopping Sunday and Monday night. 
Dear Sister Whitley was with us. 
Tuesday and Wednesday nights I lay 
on my- couch in the silent hours of 
midnight when all voices were hush- 
ed, the tears streaming down my 
cheeks, pouring out my soul in praise 
and thanksgiving to God for His bless- 
ings that I receive from His bountiful 
hand daily hourly, praise God 

from yj^ m a ^ blessings flow. Surely 
j «it\ afflicted. David said before I 
was afflicted T went astray, this is 
good for us, our light afflictions work 
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eternal weight of glory. I try to ask 
the Lord daily not to let me stray 
from Him, and teach me to watch as 
well as pray. 

Brethren and sisters, I feel that 
now is the time to pray for Zion that 
the Lord may enable her to stand the 
1 est . And pray for those that are on 
the battlefield. Mother don't grieve 
for your sons, the same God is there 
that is here. So let us trust in Him, 
it is the scripture being fulfilled. He 
is able to save there as much as He is 
here. 

I knew this war was coming, it has 
been shown me years ago, the Lord is 
going to be with His people. So let us 
look to Him, how c'an we sink under 
such a prop. 

I will refer back to the Association. 
I wish so much Elder A. L. Harrison 
and wife could have been with us. I 
spent two weeks in Robersonville 
with sifeter Annie B. Roberson, also^a 
cousin of mine. "We had some of our 
dear sisters to come in and see us ev- 
ery da^ during th(^ week after the as- 
sociation, which I greatly enjoyed. 
When I returned my nephew was 
gone to the war, but the Lord is able 
and He is willing to save. Oh that the 
Lord may remember and have mercy 
on Zion, and enable her to put on the 
whole armor of God so that she may 
be enabled to stand. 

From one who is trusting in Jesus. 

MAGGIE A. STATON. 

Bethel, N. C. 



Dear Brother Jones: — I have not 
answered all of your good letter; for 
about that time my boys were taking 
their leave from my home to a far- 
away country, and 1 carting with 
them with tears. 

You dreamed of being at our ho^„ 
~and about, to leave and our hearts 
were full of love, and our eyes over- 
flowing with tears. I realize that there 



is such a close relationship, although 
there may be miles between us and yet 
the affinity of God brings us together, 
and we are moved in love and sympa- 
thy and are given a desire to cheer-up 
and comfort each other. When sick- 
ness had us down you sent us'five dol- 
lars apiece. Who but God knew our 
distress? Therefore God in his great 
love had care for us in the bosom of 
his loved one. We do uof know how 
to entertain you, for you have gone 
over us in your much and continued 
kindness. Would be glad you w T ould 
take a day off and come to see us, 
would be glad of your company. 

With kind and loving regards we 
remain, 

Your brother and sister in a pre- 
cious hope, 

1). S. and Lula Webb. 

Hillsville, Va. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — Will you plfease 
publish Brother Webb's precious let- 
ter on the subject of Baptism and who 
should be baptized? 

Brother Gold, while 1 was thinking 
over whether I ought to send Brother 
and Sister Webb's good letter to you . 
for publication or not these scriptures 
and thoughts came into my mind, 
dames said: "Show me your faith- 
without your works and 1 will show 
you mine by my works. Let your light 
so shine before men that they may see 
your good works and glorify your Fa- 
ther which is in. heaven." So if you 
think best, you may publish it. 

As ever, your little brother in hope. 

J. R. JONES. 
Revolution Mills. Greensboro, N. G. 

Brother James R. Jones : — I will try 
and answer your question: "Who 
,J, --Mild do the baptizing-" and will 
add. slinu]d ^ e baptized? Jesus 
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preach the gospel to every creature. 

lie that believeth and is baptized shall 
be saved; but he that believeth not 
shall be damned. Mark 16:15-16. 

Believers only should be baptized, 
a. id unbelievers should be left out 
just as John the Baptist turned them 
down in the beginning of the gospel 
— calling them a generation of vipers. 
John required the bringing forth 
fruits meet for repentance. The viper 
possesses a very poisonous suubstanee 
in his nature that when he bites any 
one it makes them swell up if it does 
not kill. AncL so it is like the unbe- 
liever. He halh gin in him and it is in 
his nature to use it on other, to make 
them swell up. So when you see 
church members mad with each other 
and in confusion you may well know 
a viper hath bitten them. So are un- 
believers when they sueakingly get 
into the church. It may be it comes 
into the ministry. Therefore judgment 
must first begin at the house of God, 
"for ye shall judge angels.' 

The church, then, should thorough- 
ly try and prove a man and know that 
he does preach the gospel of peace, 
and that he does preach the doctrine 
of God our Savior and that in a fruit- 
ful way or manner yielding peace and 
comfort. Then when the church has 
faithfully and prayeffully proven 
him, and she is fully established that 
he is chosen of God to preach the gos- 
pel, she may call a presbytery of El- 
ders, "and with the approval of the 
«hurch, the presbytery may examine 
. into his qualifications and with their 
approval also— they may lay their 
hands on him in prayer to God. whose 
messenger he is whom God has called 
and sent to publish the gospel of his 
kingdom in all the world, and to bap- 
.tize the believers anywhere in the 
woijld. Bui "Vtile one is thus clothed 
with the aulhoiMty to baptize any- 



where, he should not press his right 
where the church as chosen her a mod- 
erator or pastor, for he is worthy of 
double honor. Therefore, if I were 
called on by request of the candidate 
J always conferred with the pastor 
where there was one, aaid where there 
was none, 1 finished the work that 
God gave me to do. 

May God's rich blessings be with 
you. 

Your brother in hope, 

D. SMITH WEBB. 

Hillsville, Va. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — If not deceived my 
mind again inclines me to write a few 
lines for the readers of the Landmark, 
and these words seem to be rest- 
ing on my mind: "He that cometh 
after me is preferred before me." It is 
a portion of the fifteenth verse of 1st 
chapter of John. John said, I am not 
I hat light, but sent to bear witness of 
I hat light. He that cometh after me is 
preferred before me. Oh! what kind 
of a man was John? Truly he was a 
preacher of righteousness holding up 
in his own life, by his walk and con- 
versation that he was a cliosen wit- 
ness of that Light, which to my mind 
is today what every gospel minister 
should do, and if he does not not who 
wants to hear him or follow his exam- 
ple, he showed in his life, by the ex- 
ample he set, that Jesus was preferred 
by him above every thing else in this 
world and now dear ehildrep of God 
there is one question I want to ask 
you all. When you are laughing with 
vain persons, going to every place of 
worldly amusement, are you ever 
made to stop and think, am I preferr- 
ing Christ, or am I satisfying my 
own ungodly lust? Oh. think for a 
moment what you have p'rdppsed. and 
for Jesus' sake taiisa from your ungod- 



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ly ways. 

There is another thing I want to 
suggest, that we, the Primitive Bap- 
tists appoint a day for fasting and 
prayer, and if we can't meet at the 
houses of worship, lot all who desire 
to keep the day fast, and at acertain 
hour of the day all join in prayer to 
God. I ask some Godly minded per- 
son to name a day, let it be published 
in Zion's Landmark and Gospel Mes- 
senger and any or all of the Primitive 
Baptist papers, and I am sure our God 
will hear and answer according to His 
own righteousness and holy will. I 
have written because 1 am so burden- 
ed and I desire the peace of Zion above 
everything in this world. 

Submitted in love. 

BETTIE Z. WHITLEY. 
Washington, N. C. 

Dear Brother Gold :— How heart- 
breaking it was to me when I bade 
one of my brothers, 21 years of age, 
good-bye, who is now in military train- 
ng at Camp Jackson, S. C, no one can 
know the deep anguish of such mo- 
ments save those who have also drunk 
from the same bitter cup of sorrow, 
draining its heart-piercing contents to 
the very dregs. "I will not leave you 
comfortless" saith the Savior. Under 
the darkest of midnight clouds has the 
sun of righteousness shone, illuminat- 
ing my pathway in the darkest hours 
and enabling me to lift up my voice 
out of the depths and cry unto the Sav- 
ior and to say, "Thou who hast shown 
me great 'and sore troubles, shalt 
kuieken me again and shalt bring me 
up again from the depths of the 
earth." Oh, it is a wonderful way, the 
journey on which the poor child of 
God starts out. that leads through 
great tribulation up to the Mount Zion 
on high, the fair city of out King, 
where He sits in resplendent glory on 
the gieat white thrtfne, while all about 



are the white-robed throng who have 
gone up through this same thorny way, 
this "way which they knew not, this 
path which they had not known" but 
who stand before the throne crying 
"Holy! holy is the Lamb." 

Oh, may he "who neither slumbers 
nor sleeps" spread His dear, shelter- 
ing wings about us all, and when our 
last day here is spent, our last sun 
gone down, may He take us to the bos- 
om of His love to join in the song of 
redeeming love. 

BESSIE BROOKS. 

Greenville, N. C. 



T received this communication from 
Brother John F. Burteshaw of Miami, 
Florida, a few days ago. 
Elder P. D Gold Wilson, N. C, 

Dear Brother Gold:— Tn September 
18^8 I met Elders L. T. Bodenhammer 
and John H. Daniel at the Upatoie As- 
sociation in Georgia Tn October of the 
same year T subscribed +o Zion's Land- 
mark and have been taking it si^ce. 1 
have always tried to keep it paid up as 
I have always thought T got my mon- 
ev's worth. I have't had a onnv for 
two months and I want to ask what is 
wroner. J. P. Burteshaw. 

REMARKS :— By referring to my 
mailing lists T find that Brother John 
F. Burteshaw 's Landmark was stop- 
ped sometime in September. As his 
paper is paid to February 15. 191-8 the 
stopping was in error and T gladly 
place his name on the list again. I do 
not know how this mistake occurred, 
T regret that it did. 

Both the brethren mentioned by 
Brother Burteshaw were stronsr lovers 
and able expounders of the truth. I 
have heard th^m preaeh many times. 
They have lo«ig since gon'e to their re- 
ward. P. D. O. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. 0 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. LI.— NUMBER 2. 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C. 3 DECEMBER 1, 1917. 

EDITORIAL. 

DELIVERANCE FROM THE PIT 
"As for thee also, by the blood of 
thy covenant 1 have sent forth thy 
prisoners put of the pit wherein is no 
water." Zee. 9:1. 

.Most wonderful things are accom- 
plished in tne coming of the Just One, 
the desire of all nations; the Redeem- 
er, Lord of the whole earth shall he be 
called. 

"Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of 
Zion, shout 0 daughter of -Jerusalem; 
behold thy king eomelh unto thee; he 
is just and having salvation ; lowly 
and riding upon a colt the foal of an 
ass." 

Perhaps scarcely a more perfect de- 
scription of the coming of the Re- 
deemer could be found — me< k and 
lowly, how humble his manni r —not 
riding as a conqueror before whom 
the world is bowing. Instead of re- 
receiving flattery of mankind his path 
is strewn with the mercies, the heal- 
ing thai comes from him, and enters 
into and heals the poor and the needy. 
Instead of his words sending rebukes 
into the consciences of those fleeing 



from remorse, and tremoling at his 
words that bind up the broken heart- 
ed, that open the eyes of the blind, 
that unstop the ears of the deaf, that 
cause the lame to walk, the dumb to 
sing, uttering praise to God. The dead 
are raised up, and the poor have the 
gospel preached to them; and blessed 
is he whosoever is no1 offended in Jc- 

The Savior does not tell them what 
he is going to do, or what they must 
do. Behold thy King cometh unto thee, 
lie is just and having salvation. None 
has ever been wronged by what he 
has done. He is just and having sal- 
vation. To have him is eternal- life. 
None can raise a charge against a sin- 
gle one He saves. The law is magni- 
fied. He has restore. I that which he 
took uo1 away. The heavens arc vin- 
dicated. Praise belongs to the Lord. 
Every thing was praising God that 
was as the daughter of Zion. The en- 
emies were greatly offended, and 
desired that these that were so prais- 
ing Jesus, as ihey saw Him coming in 
the full glory of prophecy fulfilled, 
lie said if these should hold their 
peace Tin 1 stones would cry out. Praise 
waits for Cod in Zion. and to him shall 

What is there needed or yet lacking 
when Jesus is revealed to us full of 
grace and truth? He brings salvation. 
He is salvation. If God, who spared 
not His well beloved Son, gave Him 
how shall he not with him also give 
US all things. This is eternal life to 
know thee, the only true God, and Je- 
sus Christ whom thou hast sent. 

He will cut off the chariot from 
Ephraim, also the battle bow shall be 
off. He will destroy even' enemy. 
Thine enemies shall be found liars un- 
to thee. No weapon that is formed 
against thee shall prosper. Out of 
Him (Jesus) shall come forth the 
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Him the battle bow, out of Him every 
oppression together. All that would 
or could destroy the helpless daughter 
of Zion is destroyed by the Lord Je- 
sus. He bare our sins iu His own 
body, and the fulness of the God- 
head dwelt bodily in him, so that ev- 
ery enemy is nailed to his cross, and 
he has made an end of sin. 

Jesus shall speak peace to the hea- 
then; and his dominion shall be from 
sea to sea, and from the river even un- 
to the ends of the earth. 

"As for thee also by the blood of 
thy covenant I have sent forth thy 
prisoners ou1 of the pit wherein there 
is no water. 1 ' The blood of Jesus 
cleanses from all sin. The covenant of 
grace is fulfilled in him. He has re- 
deemed his bride from all iniquity. 
He gave himself for our sins, and laid 
down His life the just one for the un- 
just. The Lord hath laid on him the 
iniquity of us all. He finished the 
work His Father gave Him to do. No 
man took his life from Him. ■ The cup 
His Father gave him to drink he did 
drink. He delighted to do his Father's 
will. He finished the work his Father 
gave him to do. 

By the blood of His covenant the 
prisoners of hope {'re sent forth, "As 
for thee also (Jesus) by the blood of 
thy covenant I have sent forth thy 
prisoners out of the pit wherein is no 
water." By nature they were shut up 
in the pit of death, where there was 
no water. Justice held them bound in 
the guilt of their sins, until Jesus laid 
down his life a ransom from the pit of 
sin, misery and death, wherein there 
was no water. 

The Lord found Jacob in desert land» 
in a waste howling wilderness, where 
there was no sustenance, no help. "He 
brought me up also out of a horrible 
pit, out of the miry clay, and set my 
feet upon a rock, and established my 
goings." 



What is a more horrible condition 
than to be in a dreadful pit, a prison- 
er bound in guilt, helpless. But Jesus 
brings out this prisoner and puts a 
new song in his mouth, ever praise to 
our God. Surely this prisoner, this 
delivered gives all the glory to this 
lowly, meek and lovely redeemer, who 
has redeemed him from death, his 
eyes from tears, his feet from falling, 
and who has done for him what none 
other could do. 

When these prisoners of hope turn 
to the strong hold of the Lord Jesus 
their Redeemer, they receive double 
for all their sins. How great is his 
goodness, and how great is his mercy. 
Forgiveness for all their sins, justifi- 
cation from all things from which 
they could not be justified by the law 
of Moses; having promise of the life 
that now is, and that which is to come ; 
redeemed from a sinful, guilty life, 
quickened from the dead, justified by 
the faith of Jesus, complete in him ; no 
more condemnation. 

Corn shall make the young men 
cheerful; and new wine the maids. 
Food. Food convenient — the strength 
of doctrine in the corn; new wine for 
the maids, giving wine that makes 
glad the hearth of God and man. They 
eat and drink abundantly in the king- 
dom of our God. P. D. G. 

HIGH PRIEST 

"And for this cause he is the Medi- 
ator of the New Testament, that by 
means of death, for the redemption of 
the transgressions that were under the 
first testament, they which are called 
might receive the promise of eternal 
inheritance." Heb. 9 : 15. 

The first testament is the law cove- 
nant, or the covenant of works. Isra- 
el was under that covenant which 
made nothing perfect, because its 
priesthood of Levi did not continue 
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no eternal life in itself could not give 
eternal life to its worshipers. But 
while the first testament was in oper- 
ation a priesthood of another order ap- 
peared, which was without beginning 
of days, or end of time, without fath- 
er and mother, and without descent, 
but abideth an everlasting priesthood, 
after the order of Melchisedec, king 
of righteousness, and afterward king 
of peace. Abraham, tbe father of the 
faithful, paid tithes to Medchisedec, 
and so in him Levi of the Levitical 
priesthood paid tithes to this higher 
order of priesthood, and Melchisedec 
priest of the Most High God blest 
Abraham, and without doubt the less 
is blest of the greater. Hence here is 
a priesthood greater than that of Levi. 

If sacrifices under the priesthood of 
Levi could avail to sanctify the flesh, 
how much more shall the blood of 
Christ, who through the eternal Spir- 
it offered Himself without spot to God, 
purge your conscience from dead 
works to serve the living God. 

Christ is the High Priest of the spir- 
itual order in the New Testament af- 
ter the order of Melchisedec, abideth 
a priest forever. The Lord sware, aud 
will not repent, thou art a priest for 
ever after the order of Melchisedec. 

If there had been a law given that 
could have given life then righteous- 
ness had been by the law. But the 
people continued not in that covenant, 
and God regarded them not. 

He made a new covenant with the 
House of Israel, not according to the 
covenant he made with their fathers, 
lie writes His laws in their minds (not 
on tables of stone), but gives them a 
heart of flesh that can feel, a new 
heart, and will be to them a God and 
they shall be to him a people. Their 
fins and iniquities he will remember 
f).o more. Because Jesus His Son is thie 
coVenant for the peVple who came to 
fulfill the law and the prophets. He is 



a glorious High Priest on his Father's 
throne, and the counsel of peace is be- 
tween them both. 

What the law could not do in that 
it was weak through the flesh, God 
sending His own Son in the likeness 
of sinful flesh and for sin, condemned 
sin in the flesh, that the righteousness 
of the law might be fulfilled in them 
who walk not after flesh, but after the 
Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of 
life in Christ Jesus hath made me free 
from the law of sin and death. 

This law of liberty or of the Spirit 
of life was not in Adam the creature, 
not even in his uprightness before he 
sinned. Then Jesus the Second Adam, 
the quickening Spirit, comes in the 
power of an endless life. Since by 
man c*me sin, and by sin came death, 
and so death hath passed upon all 
men, for that all have sinned; for by 
the disobedience of one many are 
made sinners. ' 

The first tabernacle was a shadow, 
a figure of good things to come, but it 
made nothing perfect. But the bring- 
ing of a better hope did. For Christ 
being come, an high priest of good 
Uiings to come, by a greater and more 
perfect tabernacle, not made with 
hands, that is to say not of this build- 
ing, nor by the blood of bulls and 
goats, but by His own blood he enter- 
ed into the holy place (not the shad- 
ow) but heaven itself, having obtain- 
ed eternal redemption for us. He 
did the will of Cod in earth, and by 
(grace, and behold all things are be- 
come new. 

Where there is a change of priest- 
hood there must of necessity be a 
change of law. Heb. 7 : 12. But if per- 
fection were by the Levitical priest- 
hood why should there be another 
pnesthond. after the order of Mel- 
chisedec 1 ? But the priesthood of Mel- 
chisedec appeared before that of Levi, 
showing it« supremacy-; aS election 



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appeared before the covenant of works* 
or the law of Moses; for He hath sav- 
ed us and called us with an holy call- 
ing, not according to our works. 
Thus we are sanctified by the offering 
of Jesus our High Priest once for all 
time and for every vessel of mercy — 
so that death has no more dominion. 
Tn that he died once he. died unto sin, 
and put away sin by the sacrifice of 
himself, and in that he liveth he liveth 
unto God, and because He liveth we 
also shall live unto God. And for this 
cause he is the Mediator of the New 
Testament, that by means of death 
for the redemption of the transgres- 
sions that were under the first testa- 
ment they which are called might re- 
ceive the promise of eternal inherit- 
ance. God so loved the world that he 
gave his only begotten Son that who- 
soever believeth in him should not 
perish, but have everlasting life. 

Christ eame to put away sin by the 
sacrifice of himself. He has abolish- 
ed death in the sense that he ever liv- 
eth to makp intercession for those for 
whom He died. We thus judge if one 
died 'for all, then were all dead. He 
was delivered for our justification. In 
that he died it was unto sin. In that 
he liveth it is unto God, and because 
he liveth they that believe in Him live 
also The life that T now live in the 
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of 
God, who loved me and gave himself 
for me. 

In the new covenant all things are 
made new. Sin is made an end of. 
The wages of sin is death. By means 
of denth Jesus has destroyed Satan 
who had the power of death. For as 
much as the children are partakers of 
flesh and blood Jesus took part there- 
of, that he might destroy him that 
had the power of degdji, and deliver 
them who through fear of death were 
all their lifetime subject to bondage. 



In Jesus death is swallowed up in 

victory, for the faith of Jesus over- 
comes ihe world. He that believeth 
in Jesus hath passed from death unto 
life. 

Blessed and holy is he that hath 
part in the first resurrection, for over 
such the second death hath no power. 

Jesus makes an end of sin, and 
brings in everlasting' righteousness. 
Jf any man be in Chrst Jesus he is a 
new creature, old things are passed 
away and grace given us in Christ 
Jesus before the world began. 

Then that which was first in manifes- 
tation, that is the fleshly tabernacle and 
and its worship, and the giving of the 
law that came by Moses, and by which 
is the knowledge of sin, and the need 
' of a Savior, but which made nothing 
perfect, is first that the vessels of mer- 
cy afore prepared unto glory, yet by 
nature children of wrath even as oth- 
ers, might know the failure of man, 
and the need and glory of grace, and 
that elevation of the Lord. Moreov- 
er it pleased the Father that in his 
Sop should all fullness dwell. So God 
who in times past spake unto the fa- 
thers by the prophets, hath in these 
last drys spoken unto us by His Son 
whom He hath appointed heir of all 
things, by whom He made the worlds, 
who being the brightness of his Fath- 
er's glrry, and the express image of 
His person, when he had by himself 
purged our sins, sat down on the right 
hand of His Father in glory, thence- 
forth expecting until His enemies be 
made his footstool. It is by this glori- 
ous high priest we have everlasting 
life. Every vessel from the largest to 
the. smallest is- .hung upon this nail 
fastened by the Master of assemblies 
in a sure place. All our hope is in 
him, and blessed are all those that put 
their trust in Him. 

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pectation that He must reign until ev- 
ery enemy is put under his feet? 

TJie just shall live by iaith. Does 
a true man have faith in himself, or in 
another? No right-minded man has 
confidence in himself. 

Now faith is the substance of things 
hoped for. It is the evdence of things 
nol seen. But if we Avalk by sight 1hat 
is nol faith, nor of faith. For faith is 
the fruit of the Spirit. The just shall 
live by faith. By grace are ye saved 
throng!) faith, and that not of your- 
selves, or of works. This is the work 
of God that ye believe on Him whom 
He hath sent. As it is appointed unto 
man once to die, but after this the 
judgment; so Christ was once offered 
to bear the sins of many; and onto 
them that look for him shall he ap- 
pear the second time without sin unto 
salvation. 

They are the ones that are called 
and receive the promise of eternal 
life. The covenant of grace is always 
new, never waxes old. Jesus is the 
life of His people. If ye tften be risen 
with Christ set your affection on 
things above, not on tobings on earth. 
For ye are dead, and your life is hid 
with Christ in God. and when Christ 
who is our life appears we shall also 
appear with him in glory. Mortify 
therefore your members which are up- 
on earth. P. D. 0. 



THE GREAT DAY OF HIS COM TNG. 

"And T will shake all nations, and 
the desire of all nations shall come; 
and I will fill this house with glory, 
saith the Lord of hosts." Ilaggai 2:7. 
The.minor prophets, as "they are called 
sometimes, prophesied matters as 
great and mysterious as the prophets 
whose books were more voluminous. 
All the matters were in substance the 
same. All of them related chiefly to 
the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh, 



and the effect and the glory of his 
kingdom. 

CThere was delay in rebuilding the 
temple, and reproof was sent to the 
leaders reproving them for their tar- 
diness. The Lord assures them He was 
still with them as He was when they 
came out, of (he land of Egypt. He 
tells them he will shake heaven and 
earth, the sea, and the dry land, and 
He will shake all nations, and the de- 
sire of all nations shall come, and He 
will fill this house with glory. The 
glory of the latter house shall be 
greater than the former, and in this 
place will he give peace. The Lord 
Shall suddenly come to his temple, 
but who shall abide the day of his 
coming? 

The desire of all nations shall come 
as foretold. But will the people re- 
ceive him? Are they prepared to own 
d heir king who shall rule in righteous- 
ness, and shall reign in judgment? He 
came unto his own. and they received 
him not. He shall grow up as a root 
oul of a dry ground, having neither 
form nor comliness. They not only 
said we will not have this man to 
reign over us. But they said, crucify 
him. They rejected him aaid chose a 
murderer in his stead. 

The first temple built by Solomon 
excelled in wealth, splendor, finish 
and worldly glory any temple man 
lied ever beheld. In comparison with 
the former temple this house appears 
as nothing. Haggai« 2:3. We should 
not faint in obeyng the Lord. His 
purpose fails not. The first temple 
was despoiled by king Nebuchadnez- 
' zar, and, the" vessels of it polluted. But 
though Jesus appeared as a man of 
sorrow*; and acquainted w^th grief, 
and though Israel was fast off. and 
there were none to appear in hie 
place, and there were none to contend 
for the pure worship, yea Jerusalem 



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shall pui on her beautiful garments, 
and the daughter of Zion shall see her 
'king meek and lowly coming as king 
of saints, in the humblest manner. 
Though he shall be despised and re- 
jected of men, yet he has salvation. 
He is salvation. He is meek and low- 
ly, having salvation. The most myste- 
rious and perfect character. He shall 
not cry, nor strive, nor lift up His 
voice in the street. It is so different 
from what nature expects and wants 
that he is despised and rejected of 
men, a man of sorrows and acquaint- 
ed with grief, that we did esteem him 
smitten of the Lord God. Yet the 
Lord God laid on him the iniquity of 
all His people. His treatment of His 
people is a matter of wonder and as. 
tonishment to each one of them, when 
he begins to lead and deliver them all 
along to the end of his leading them. 

"We have our standards of propriet- 
ty, and if the Lord does not do as we 
think he will we consider it is not the 
Lord leading us. Surely he will come, 
make display of his admiration for us, 
as Naaman expecting he is to do some 
great thing for us. "We expect we will 
advance and get better and improve, 
and learn of his ways, and become of 
some help and service to the Lord, 
and thus know that we are right. But 
he must increase while we decrease. 
Less and less we become, until we find 
we can do nothing without him, and 
are become unprofitable and vain. The 
glory of the latter house which begins 
as the least of all seeds, becomes a. 
wonderful tree filling the earth in its 
glory, power and wonders, and shall 
fill the whole earth. 

The glory of this latter house shall 
be greater than of the former, saith 
the Lord, and in this house shall He 
give peace, saith the Lord. 

What a wonderful thing is peace — 
the peace of God that passetn knowl- 



edge and underestanding. But as it 
is written, "Bye hath not seen, nor 
ear heard, neither have entered into 
the heart of man, the things which 
God hath prepared for them that love 
him. But God hath revealed them un- 
to us by his Spirit; for the Spirit 
searched all things, yea the deep 
things of God by his spirit." 1st Cor. 
2 :9-10. 

The ministration of the Holy Spirit 
of God, who shows all things needful 
to be known unto the heirs of promise, 
who guides us unto all truth, and 
brings to our remembrance all things 
Jesus has said, constitutes a far more 
glorious kingdom than that which was 
under the former dispensation. 

It is in the Lord Jesus that we have 
peace, the peace of God that passeth. 
knowledge. "Now the God of peace, 
that brought again from the dead our 
Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of 
the sheep, through the blood of the ev- 
erlasting covenant, make you perfect 
in every good work to do his will, 
working in you that which is well 
pleasing in his sight, through Jesus 
Christ ; to whom be glory forever and 
ever. Amen. Heb. 13:20-211 

This is peace that passr.th under- 
standing, that peace of God through 
the Lord Jesus Christ He gives. He 
makes wars to cease to the ends of tha- 
earth. P. D. G. 



A NEW VOLUME. 

This marks the introduction of a 
new volume of ZION'S LANDMARK. 
For almost 40 years it has fallen to 
my lot to publish Zion's Landmark. 

It has been a labor of love in my 
feeling of love for the doctrine it con- 
tends for. The poverty of expression, 
the short-coming of its management, 
and its failure to be all H should be,' is 
chargeable to me-. The doctrijj^ re- 
mam's perfect, for it comes from heav- 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



en. It is the doctrine of God our Sav- 
ior, as revealed from heaven. 

The imperfection in onr declaration 
of it attaches to us — to man, and not 
to he Lord God. 

That doctrine is high above us as 
the heaven is above the earth. In our 
1 (reaching and writing we fall short 
and declare only in part. The perfec- 
tion all belongs to God, the imperfec- 
tion to us. 

Having obtained mercy of the Lord 
I continue to this present time. 

Desiring the readers may enjoy the 
benefits of its labors, I remain, 

Your servant, P. D. G. 

MOSES LEE. 

Deacon Moses Lee, son of Monroe 
and Mary B. Lee, was born in John- 
ston County, N. C., September 19th, 
1873; departed this life August 9, 1917- 

He was 43 years, 10 months and 20 
days of age; leaving three brothers 
and five sisters, Mrs. Georgia A. Spell, 
Jasper Lee, Seth Lee, Mrs. Lessie C. 
Johnson, Mrs. Hettie V. Smith, Mrs. 
Vara E. Johnson and Mrs. Mamie E. 
Lee. 

April the 28th 1895 he was united in 
marriage to Miss Leecy E. Johnson. 
To this union were born eleven chil- 
dren, nine of whom survive him — six 
boys and three girls, two children dy- 
ing in infancy. 

His loving companion entered the 
great vale beyond one month and fif- 
teen days before the summons called 
him from his motherless children, be- 
ing left alone without earthly father 
and mother. The surviving children 
all young, eldest 20 years of age, 
youngest two years of age. These left, 
we hope by sustaining Grace, will bear 
them up in their dark hours of trou- 
ble. 

Oh, so sad to see his darling baby 
point its tiny hands towards where its 



mother lay beneath a little mound 
about one hundred yards away. The 
Lord has blessed Bro. Lee to maintain 
the necessities of life and entertain 
his brethren and friends in which he 
had great pleasure. He professed a 
hope through Grace a number of years 
ago. He was received into the fellow- 
ship of Mingo Primitive Baptist church 
and was baptized a date unknown to 
the writer. 

He was afterwards chosen Deacon, 
serving the church faithfully until his 
death. Bro Lee was a good man. He 
was a good observer and a clear think- 
er and was regarded as a man of high 
esteem and confidence among his 
neighbors. He was an honest, sturdy, 
unassuming man with business quali- 
fications. 

Being born and raised near Went- 
worth High School he attained a good 
education. Farming and teaching 
school was his occupation in his early 
manhood days. Later he moved to 
Sampson County, N. C, where he 
made farming hio principal occupa- 
tion. 

!He was for the upbuilding of mor- 
als and educational progress. His life 
was a constant reflection of faithful- 
ness and true boldness. In the Spirng 
of 1915 he was afflicted with appendi- 
citis and taken to the hospital at "Wil- 
son for treatment where he underwent 
two operations which were successful. 
After a reasonable length of time he 
came home, being an industrious man 
labored much of his time until about 
three weeks before his death, when 
that dreaded disease typhoid fever set 
in. Loving hands and physicians were 
tendered him the tme he abode till his 
change came. 

The unworthy writer conducted the 
burial services in the midst of the fam- 
ily and friends. It was sad to see us all 
dread to give him up so, but we feel 



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our loss is his eternal gain. We hope 
1<| bow in humble submission to the 
w ill of God who is too Avise to err, too 
good to be unkind. He was strong in 
the faith and lived a life worthy of 
emulation. May God bless his loving 
children, his sisters and his precious 
friends. May all have the sweet as- 
surance of meeting where there is no 
more sickness, sorrow nor sad fare- 
wells. XURE LEE. 
REMARKS: 

Brother Moses Lee was to me, and 
no doubt to many that knew him a 
lovely brother, as free of faults as one 
could well find. How sad to lose such, 
but his is the gain, ours the loss. 

P. D. G. 



LAURA SMITH. 

It is with a sad and heavy heart 
that I attempt to write an account of 
the death of my loving sister, Laura 
Smith. 

She was the daughter of Deacon 
John L. Smith and Belinda A. Smith, 
his wife. 

Laura was born March 21st, 1903, 
and died September 13th, 1917, mak- 
ing her stay on earth 14th years, 5 
months and 22 days. 

She leaves a father, mother, five 
brothers, six sisters and many rela- 
tives and friends to mourn our loss, 
but we feel that our loss is her eternal 
gain. 

She died with that terrible disease, 
typhoid-pneumonia. She was in a 
lingering condition, for a long time, 
but was not confined to the bed but 
aboul two weeks. 

Louring the Inst few days of her 
sickness her sufferings were so great 
but she bore them with great patience, 
and Avas never heard to murmer nor 
complain. She was most the time in 
her right mind. 

How hard it was to see her suffer so 



much and then to see her die ! But all 
Avas done for her that the physicians, 
her loving parents and .kind friends 
could do but none could stay the cold 
icy hand of death. 

Laura was always a good girl from 
a baby, all who knew her loved her. 
The neighbors appeared to be satisfied 
{.bout their children when they were 
out at play if she was with them. They 
would say, i 'They are alright, for Lau- 
ra Avill take care of them and not let 
them get into anything wrong." She 
loved her school and her studies. On 
her death bed she asked if school had 
started and said she heard bells ring- 
ing. Her mother told her it Avas not 
time for school to begin. 

Now it is so lonely, and we miss her 
in so many Avays. I often thkik that 
if it could have been the Avill of the 
Lord to take her when she was a baby 
Ave would n >t have missed her so much. 
But we can only say, the will of the 
Lord will be done and not ours.. 

The choicest of the family, is gone; 

Her sweet voice now is stilled; 
Her place is vacant in the home 

And never can be filled. 

"We loved her, yes, we loved her, 

But God loved her more ; 
And now He has called her 

To yonder shining shore. 

And Oh, hoAV hard it is to know, 

Yes, to know day by day, 
The one we long in vain to see 

Lies mouldering in the clay. 

But while we are left sad and lonely, 
And feel so sad because thou art 
gone, 

Laura, dearest, thou art happy, 

Rejoicing before the heavenly 
throne. 

We pray to God the time may come 



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40 



When He will call us to His throne 
No more to have an aching heart, 
Knowing that we will no more part. 

And may God's richest blessings 
Fall upon us from on high. 
May we all meet in heaven 
Nevermore to say, "Good-bye." 
Written by her loving sister, 

Mrs. Dennis Robinson. 

Atlantic, N. C. 

Black Creek Union will convene 
with the church at Nashville on Satur- 
day and 5th Sunday in December, 
1917. Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
March 1918 at Pittman's Grove. 

.C. B. Hall, Union Clerk. 

The next session of the Smitneld 
Union will be held with Raleigh 
church, Wake County, N. C, on Sat- 
urday and 5th Sunday in December, 
1917. Elder J. T. Coats is appointed 
to preach the introductory sermon aud 
Elder J. A. T. Jones his alternate. 

Brethren, sisters, friends and minis- 
ters especially are cordially invited to 
visit us. 

It is convenient to railroad for those 
coming on the train. 
Yours in hope, 

J. A. Batten, Union Clerk. 



ELDER J. W. WYATT. 

Nashville — 4th Sunday in December 
and Saturday before. 

Beachtree — Monday. 

Sandy Grove, Wednesday. 

Sappony — Thursday. 

Mill Branch — Friday. 

Thence to Black Creek Union .at 
Nashville. 



It is a real pleasure to receive and 
publish editorials from Elder P. G. 
Lester, our associate editor. If they 
dfW*r it' would be* 
very a^e^bTe. F. 0. 0. 



OBITUARY. 

The subject of this notice is Broth- 
er Bryan C. Whitford, who was born 
January 16, 1850 and died September 
18, 1917, making his stay on earth 67 
years, 8 months and 2 days. He was 
the son of David P and Lawson Whit- 
ford. and the grandson of Elder Dav- 
id Whitford. When grown he mar- 
ried Miss Jane M. Wiley and unto 
this union were born three boys and 
one girl. The three boys all married 
and located not far from his home. 

On June 5, B06 he suffered the loss 
of his companion, which »uded much 
to the perplexities of this life, but his 
daughter. Miss Kate was large enough, 
so that with her the care of the home 
has been good, which added much ro 
1(3 comfort. 

During th'i past few years he has 
been a great sufferer and after all 
(hat could be done by his children, 
friends and the home pnysieian he 
went to Baltimore to a hospital where 
his casp was pronounced incurah^' 
with what was thought to be a can- 
eerous affection of the stomach with 
Dther complie s ion.; of tli5 Hdnevs. Tie 
then r turned hom> where he passed 

On Saturday before the 4th Sun 
day in July, 1901, he professed a hope 
in the Lord Jesus, together with his 
wife and cousin A. J. Whitford, and 
on the next day was baptized by Eld- 
er O C. Bland into the fellowship of 
of Swift-Creek, now Macedonia 
church. He was chosen clerk of the 
church on Sat. Oct. 6, 1916, which of- 
fice h° filled as long as he lived. He 
loved his profession, and most always 
fillled his seat at meeting time, so that 
he will be greatly missed. He was 
plain, (rat-spoken, loved that which 
was rieht and enjoyed the confidence 
of all who knew him. 

While his seat is now vacant and a 
vacancy in the bo-nT-", let us not mourn 
as those that' hftv'e no hope, fbY we 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



foci that our loss is his eternal gain. 
May the God of all comfort reconcile 
us unto his will and that we have 
-race to submit to the same in all 
thngs. 

Yours in hop.' of eternal life, 

JOHN P. TINGLE. 

lie that is slow to wrath is of great 
understanding; hut he that is hasty of 
spirit exalteth folly. 

A sound heart is the life of the flesh : 
Inil envy the rottenness of the bones. 

lie that oppresseth the poor re- 
proaeheth his Maker; but he that hon- 
oured him hath mercy on the poor. 

The wicked is driven away in his 
wickedness; bu1 the righteous hath 
hope in his death.— Prov. 14:29-32. 

A soft answer turneth away wrath"*: 
but <rrievous words stir up anger. 

The tongue of the wise useth knowl- 
edge aright: but the mouth of the 
Fools poureth out foolishness. 
# The eyes of the Lord are in every 
place, beholding; the evil and the good. 
—Prov. ir>:l-4. 

Notice to 
Subscribers 



On account of the increased 
cost of postage we will not mail 
out any receipts for Landmark 
remittances. 

Notice your date on your Land 
mark label and if it is not chang- 
ed one month from the time you 
send your remittance white us. 
telling how your money was sent 
and the amount so we can trace 
the trouble. 

On account of the difficulty in 
getting paper the Landmark is 
behind. We hope to have it 
caught up in a short while. 



1 Woman's Burdens ^ 

are lightened when she turns to the right 
medicine. If her existence is made 
gloomy by the chronic weaknesses, deli- 
cato derangements, and painful disorders 
that afflict her sex, she will find relief and 
emancipation from her troubles in Dr. 
Pierce's Favorite Prescription. If she's 
overworked, nervous, or " run-down," she 
finds new life and strength. It's a power- 
ful, invigorating tonic and nervine which 
was discovered and used by an eminent 
physician for many years, in all cases of 
"female complaints" and weaknesses. For 
young girls just entering womanhood ; 
for women at the critical " change of life ": 
in bearing-down sensation*, periodical 
pains, ulceration, inilammation, and every . 
Kindred ailment, the " favorite Prescrip- 
tion" is the only medicine put up without 
alcohol— ingredients on wrapper. 

Send Dr. V. M. Pierce, Buffalo, N.Y., 
10 cents for trial package of the tablets. 

Obion, Tenn.— "I suffered from woman's 
trouble, congestion, ulceration and a 
catarrhal condition for three years. I 
took several different medicines but none 
of them did me any good. I have taken 
four bottles of 'Favorite Prescription,' one 
of 'Golden Medical Discovery' and used 
the 'Lotion Tablets' and 'Healing Sup- 
positories,' and they have done me more 
good than all the other remedies. 

"I hope this will help some woman who 
is suffering to find the road to health.*— 
Mks. M. C. Phjpps, Box 65, Route 2. 

Portervtlle, Miss. — " During my first 
expectancy I suffered with a heavy, bear- 
ing-down feeling and backache all the 
time. Before my second baby came the 
doctors said I could not live. I was in 
F'orida at the time. My mother came and 
carried mo back to Mississippi with he- 
and began giving me 'Favorite Prescrip- 
tion ' and it saved my life. I took six 
bottles. The ' Prescription ' is worth its 
weight in gold; it saved my life when 
the doctors had given me ud."— Mrs. 
Eva Gbantham. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

1 gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's. Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes Ckronty, N. C, remaining there 
about }2 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
_th« bowels, kidneys, stomtfeh, oatarrn, etc. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



HOMEI 



Some years ago, the noted Richard 'I 
Booth founder of the blue libbon mov< 
ment temperance orator and loader of ii 
ternational fame who induced over a mi 
lion men to sign the pledge, de\ eloped 
very serious catarrhal trouole vvhi,e lectui 
ing in London. Seeking to regain health h 
went to inland Australia whe;c he breathe 
day and night the antiseptic balsams a 
given off by the forests— i specially the Ki 
calyptus trees. 

This experipnee led Mr Booth to the db 



CLEANS THE BLOOD 
TONES THE NERVES 

The gratifying results attending 
the faithful use of the new medici- 
nal combination, Hood's Sarsapa- 
rilla before eating and Peptiron 
after eating, are seen in pure • blood, 
stronger nerves, improved condition 
of the whole system. 

Th 



this 



ough Hood's Pills : !i< uld b. used 

No. 666 

Thit is a prescription prepared especially 
for MALARIA or CHILLS &. FEVER. 

Five or six dotes will break any case, and 
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not 
return. It acts on the liver better than 
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25e 



inhaler, drepper and sufficient Hyomei 
several weeks treatment $1.15; extra b< 
inhalant 60c. Sold by druggists on a ] 
tive guarantee of satisfactory results 
money refunded. If your druggist can 
supply it. write 
Booth's Hyomei Company, Ithica, N. 1 



ECZEMA 

IS CURABLE. Write me today and I will 

send you a free trial of my mild, soothing 
guaranteed treatment that will prove it. 
Stops the itching and heals permanently 
DR. CAN N ADA Y, 1226 Park Square. SedaUa. 
Missouri. 



Can YOU Answer This? 



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If You Value Your Health 

Read Every Word ?TJP ?K- 

of this Most Re- flf^^^W 
markable Story \ 



IT 13 TOLD BY ONE WHO HAS HIMSELF 
EXPERIENCED THE R EGE N ER ATIO J IN 
HEALTH WHICH KE ENCOURAGES YOU 
TO SEEK BY Tml SELF-GAME M'iANS 
ACCELT HIS LIBERAL OFFZR AS MADE 
IN COUPON BELOW. 



The Story of a Great Discovery. 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my er. ;e as chronic gastri- 
tis, brought on by a congested liver and 
complicated by kidney trouble. I consulted 
specialists in New York and other cities 
where my travels called me. They confirm- 
ed his diagnosis and approved his treat- 
ment. Mouths passed, I grew worse and 
was finally compelled to give tv my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful re- 
coveries which had r. suited from dan icing 
the water of a little spring in the Mineral 
Be t of South Carolina, a picture of which 
spring appears on this page. In desperation 
I tiied it. Cn the second day I imagined 
thai, I could notice some improvement; at 
the end of the first week my appot.'te ami 
digestion had returned, and i was much 
stronger; at the end of the third week I 
fe t that I was completely restored. That 
was nine years ago and I still njoy perfect 
he..Ith. 

Knowing that it Had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, 1 
bought the Spring. 

i thei determined to see whether the 
water would restore others as it had me. 
During the first year I shipped ten gallons 
free of charge to each of one thousand suf- 
ferers from chronic diseases. Jnly four re- 
ported no benefit from Mie use of the ten 
gallons. Th3 others reported decided benefit 
or complete restoration. Some claimed that 
the water had saved their lives. 

I realized that I had discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and 1 
decided to devote my life to it. But how 
co»ld I make the world listen; how could I 




make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said 1 wlil make them 
believe me by showing my faith in them and 
in the restorative power of the Spring. I 
will tell them that the water shall cost them 
notnincj if it fails to benefit them. 

The world listen^ 1. 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letter-? which I had received from their 
fellow sufferers. Others accepted my offer 
without question. Thousand have written 
me reporting relief and permanent restora- 
tion from a great variety of chronic diseases. 

Eut some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested a 
physician friend of mine to come to see me. 
At my desk I opened my mail anl showed 
him the letters from men and women from 
all parts of the country who had suffered, 
and who had found relief. I gave him my 
letter files and induced him to spend several 
hours leading my rast correspondence with 
those who were using the water. I showed 
him t ie chemical analysis and letters from 
physicians and chemi ts explaining the me- 
dicinal properties of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith only en- 
ough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gal'ons and I, therefore, offer gladly to give 
you the equivalent of a thrpe weeks visit to 




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44 



the Spring by shipping you two five gallon 
demijohns on ray aEi'^enit'.u that if you find 
that it does not beneii. you I will promptly 
refund the price which is only $2.00. Y ou 
must promise to drink the water in accord- 
ance with the instructions which I will send 
you and return the eiui>ty demijohn:-,, i make 
you the sole judge a* to whether the water 
has benefited you or not and hope you will 
feel perfectly free to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any curable disease but I especially 
recommend the water for the treatment of 
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder diseases 
and conditions resulting thereirom, such as 
rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, gout, uric 
acid poisoning nervous headache and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently meniioncd in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to any one who suxers from any curable 
ailment. 

Youri sinceroly, 
N. F. SHIVAR, rToprietor 



--Fill Our This Coupon and Mail It Today** 

* Shivar Spring Box bf>P Shcltoa, S. (J. * 

* Gentlemen: 1 accept your oxer and en- * 

* close herewith two dol.ars ($2.00; for * 

* ten gallons (two five gailou demijohns; * 

* of Shivar Spring Mineral Water. I agree * 

* to give it a fair trial in accordance with * 

* the instructions which you will send, * 

* and if 1 report no benefit therefrom you • 

* agree to refund the price of the wc-.ter * 

* in full, on receipt of the two empty * 

* demijohns, which I agree to return * 

* within a month. * 

* Name * 

* Address * 

* Express Office * 



Every Mail Brings Me Letters Like These: 

Savannah, Georgia: Mr. N. F. Shivar. 
Shelton, S. C: Dear Sir— As you are well 
aware I was suzering with indigestion stom- 
ach and liver disorders and ail its train of 
horrifying phenomena for several months. 1 
had lived on milk, soft eggs, so redded 
wheat, a very insutucient diet for an active 
working man and of course from disease and 
starvation was in a very low state of nerv- 
ous vitality and general debility. I ordered 
10 gallons of your mineral Water, which l 
used continuously reordering when neces- 
sary and in four months from dato I began 
drinking it gained 29 lbs., was strong and 
perfectly well and have worked practically 
every day since It. acts as a general renov- 



ator of the system. 1 prescribe it in my 
practice and it has in every instance had 
the desired efiects It is essential to use 
this water in as large quantities as possible, 
f»r its properties are so happily blended 
and in such proport ; ons that they wili not 
disturb the most deucate system. It is pure- 
ly Nature's remedy. A. L. A. AVANT, MD. 

Roper, N. C: I am anxious to get more 
of the Water. It has done me more good 
than anything I have ever tried for rheuma- 
tism. MRS. H. C. EDWARDS. 

Columbia, S. C: I suxered for 8 years 
with kidney trouble and inflammation of the 
bladder. After using 'this water only a tew 
|days I am entirely relieved and suffer no 
more efiect of the trouble whatever.. .J. P. D. 

Warrenton, Va.: It is doing my rheuma- 
tism so much good. My limbs are begi-ning 
to feel like new ones. 

MRS. JAMES R. CARTKk. 

Blaney S. C: Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. 
C: Gentlemen— I sui. -red for many years 
with gastric troubles, stomach puffed and 
food sour. I have tried many remedies and 
a good many waters. Some have helped but 
none have given me such relief as your 
Spring Water. I use it and recommend it to 
my patients. W. D. GRIGGSBY MD. 

Chancellor Ala.: Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shel- 
ton, S. C: Dear Sir — I have been for many 
years affected with uric acid and kidney 
trouble and the mineral water has helped 
me more than anything I have ever done 
for them and therefore heartily recommend 
same to all who need a speedy relief. Very_ 
truly. W. F. MAT..KNY, MD. 

Dupont, Georgia: Shivar Spring, Shelton, 
S. C: Gentlemen — I have suffered for years 
with nervous indigestion and kidney trouble. 
Derived more benefit from the Shivar Spring 
Water than from months at Hot Springs, 
Ark., and numerous other springs. 1 con- 
sider it the best water extant. 

AGUSTUS DUPONT. 



Atlanta Georgia: In the interest of the 
afflicted, I cheerfully state, seeing your ad- 
vertisement in the We^eyan Christian Ad- 
vocate I decided to try Shivar Spring Water 
in the case of my daughter who had baen a 
sufferer from a malicious *ype of sciatica, 
and could get no permanent relief from med- 
icine. After using the Water a few weeks 
she has almost entirely gotten relief from 
pain. In this case it has been a great bless- 
ing. M. L. UNDERWOOD 

Pastor Oakland City M. E. Church So. 



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Always Have PERUNA 



Mrs. L. A. Patterson, 1399 Kentucky 
St., Memphis, Tennessee, writes: 

"I have been a friend of Peruna 
fcr many years. I have used it off 
and on fcr catarrhal complaints and 
found it a very excellent 
I have a small family of 
Times are hard 
scarcely afford t 



the year when 
are prevalent. 

mend Peruna tc 



ccv-j: 



emedy. 
o£ children. 
, but. I can 
thoui Peru- 
. ^won of 
and colds 
•ays recom- 
.h'oors, for 



, ucen to lis." 



For 

Coughs 
and Colds 
in the 
Home. Recommend 
It to Our Neighbors. 

Those who object to liquid medi- 
cines can procure Peruna Tablets. 



C AMA Granulated Eyelids, 

9UlC Eye§ inflamed by expo- 
sure to Sun, Dust and Wind 
fen T^t y ^v tf^ quickly relieved by Muriif 
■ . «T Kg EyeRemedy. No Smarting, 
4* w *just Eye Comfort. At 
Druggists or by mail 50c per Bottle. Marine 
Eye Salve in Tubes 25c. For Book of tht Eye 
?REE ask Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago 



Our Advrtising Department is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

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St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

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Alterative 

SOLD BY A IX LEADING DRUGGISTS 



RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 

To half pine of water add 1 oz. Bay 
a smalt box of Barbo Compound, and 
of glycerine. Any druggist can pu 
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cost. Full directions for making an 
come in each box of Barbo Compound, i 
will gradually darken streaked faded gra: 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It wil 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy 
and does not rub off. 



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Not artificially, but perma- 
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SHIVAR MINERAL WATER AND GINGER 
Clarifies and puts roses and beauty 
in sallow cheeks of old and young. 
At all grocers and druggists. Satis- 
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Bottled and guaranteed by the cele- 
brated Shivar Mineral Spring, Shel- 
ton, S. C. If your regular dealer 
cannot supply you ask him to older 
it for you, or write to the Spring 
and we will see that you are sup- 
plied 



NOTICE- 



cured or a se- 
vere ease of Piles of -10 years standing iu four 
fiy-> \\ i thou 1 1 ,,■ kniie pain or detention from 
business, r wiirt all such sufferers to h an 
about ttiis liumnuo treatment 
R. M. JOSEY, Route 4, Lamar, S. C. 



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Miller's Antiseptic Oil, Known as 

Snake Oil 



Try it right no 
ralgia, Lumbago, 
joints, pains in tb 
corns, bunions, et 
pain usually disap 

A new remedy i 
naliy for Coughs, < 



HYMN AND TUNE BOOKS 
For use III Old School Baptist churcheo. 
Doth round and shape note, 70 cents per 
single capy, $6.50 a dozen. Transportation 
prepaid. 

This book oan be f under ed in limp lea- 
ther binding with name of owner in <*ilt 
letters for $2.5(fc 

Send orders to Elder S. H. Durand 
Southampton. Pa., or to. Elder P. C! !.••< 
ter, loyd. Va 



WONDERFUL. 



covered that rovitah 
liens work all the Hi 
"More Eggs". Give 
worth of "More E 
amazed and delightc 
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year's production of 
try this great profit 
fer Poultry Expert 
Kansas City Mo., w 
son's supply of "Mo, 
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results that a milli 
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"More Egg?" costs 
dolla 



Eggs' 



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will be 
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man i 



f you wish to 
laker write E. J. Ree- 
6408 Reefer Building 
o will send you a sea- 
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it is Mr. Reefer of the 
a dollar bank guaran- 
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von no'hing. Send a 
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Is the experience df a 
fortur." nut of poultry 



HELP FOR 
WORKING WOMEN 

Some Have to Keep on Until 
They Almost Drop. How 
Mrs. Conley Got Help. 

Here is a letter from a woman who 
had to work, but was too weak and suf- 
fered too much to continue. How she 
regained health :— 

Frankfort, Ky. — "I suffered so much 
with female weakness that I could not 
ri do my own work, 



I had to hire it done. 

I heard so much 
I about LydiaE. Pink- 
ham's Vegetable 
Compound that I 
tried it. I took three 
bottles and I found 
Jit to be all you 
J I claim. Now I feel as 
' '■ .i as r\vr 1 did :v,< ! 

i '■ am able to do all my 

' ' 'own work a^ain. 1 

recommend it to any woman suffering 
from female weakness. You may pub- 
lish my letter if you wish. "—Mrs. James 
Conley, 516 St. Clair St.,Frankfort,Ky. 

No woman suffering from any form of 
female troubles should lose hope until 
she has given -Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg- 
etable Compound a fair trial. 

This famous remedy, the medicinal 
ingredients of which are derived from 
native roots and herbs, has for forty 
years proved to be a most valuable tonic 
and invigorator of the female organism. 

All women are invited to write 
to the Lydia E. Pinkham Medi- 
cine Co., Lynn, Mass., for special 
advic©,— it will be confidential." 




TOBACCO I, 

In 48 to 72 hour* 
in any form afte: 
Contains no habit 
tory results guar! 
Write Newsll Pha' 



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completing treatment, 
rming drugs. Satisfac- 
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YOU NEEDN'T keep on feeling distressed 
after eating, nor belching, nor experiencing 
nausea between meals. Hood's Sarsaparilla 
cures dyspepsia — it strengthens the stomach 
and other digestive organs for tire proper 
performance of ttiefr functions, TaTte Hoods. 



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PALPITATION AND OTHLV: DISORDERS 
OF THE HEAHT 



Weak hearts are exceed iigly common. 
Directly you are conscious of tae tact that 
you have a heart, it means taut your heart 
is not acting normally and that it needs 

Every time your heart misses a beat its 
efficiency Is lessened. 

Heart trouble, taken in its early stages 
may not be difficult to relieve, but the 
mois L he treatment is de.ayed the harder 
it is to obtain permanent relief. If there is 
tin slightest symptom to show that your 
heart is weak or diseased you should not 
delay taking treatment. 

Dr. Miles' Heart Treatment lias been the 
popular choice lor more than twenty years 
It has stood the test of time in a manner 
that forbids any doubt as to its efficiency. 
People who praised this remedy twenty 
years ago still believe in it and are only 
too glad to state that the trouble has never 
returned. 

Any of these symptoms may indicate 
heart trouble. Shortness of Breath, Flut- 
tering or Palpitation; Choking Sensation; 
Irregular Pulse; Weak or Hungry Spells, 
Swelling of Feet or Ankles, Pain under the 
Left Shoulder Blade. 

If you notice any of these symptoms get 
a bottle of Dr. Miles' Heart Treatment. You 
risl- i >thing. for if the first bottle fails to 
benefit you, you have only to return the 
emtty bottle to your druggist and your 
money will Ve cheerfully refunded. 

MILES MEOICTVl. CO* Blkhart, Ind. 



Physician Successii/ily Treats Pellagra 

With Barium Rock Water 
Dr. Chas. E. Walker, a Char.otte, N. C 
physician, says: "I have used barium Rock 
Springs water in a case ol peiiagra with 
very beneficial results. Tr.e skin eruption 
>vas entirely relieved after using fifteen 
gallons oi the water a. id condition of the 
stomach and bowels so improved that the 
patient, could eat and digest anything de- 
lirium Rock Water is recommended for 
use only in such cases as reliable testimony 
has pi oven that it will give relief. If you 
are a sufferer from indigestion, dyspepsia, 
rheumatism, gout or diseases arising from 
disordi rs of the stomach, kidneys, liver or 
bowels, if you are in a nervous run-down 
condition, give this guaranteed water a trial. 
Ten gallons only $2.00. if it fails to benefit 
your case, tell us so and we will promptly 
refund your $2.00. It is understood that the 
empty demijohns are to be returned to us 
prepaid. Address Barium Springs Co., Box 
A-20, Barium Springs, N. C. 



CANCER TREATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE K ELL AM HOS TAL. 

The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of tho Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety yer cent of tl' many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
It has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we' are 
doing. KELLAM, HOSPITAL", 1.G17 W. Main 
St., Richimmfl, Va. 



Iron Is Greatest of All Strength 
Builders, Says Doctor 

A Secret of the Great Endurance and Powers of Athletes 

Ordinary Naxated Iron Will Moke Delicate, or dyspepsia. Utsc and other troubles In tram 
Nervous, Rundown People 100 Per tea to fourteen days' time simply by taking 

Cent. Stronger in Two Weeks' Iron in the proper form. And this after they 

Time in Many Cases. had In somo cases been doctoring for months 

NEW YOBK, N. Y. — Most people foolishly seem without obtaining any benefit. But don't take 
to think they are going to get renewed health the old forms of reduced iron, iron acetate or 
and strength from some stimulating med- tincture or iron simply to save a few cents. Yoa 
icliie. secret nostrum or naracotic drug, said must take iron in a form that can be easily 
Dr. E. Bauer, a Boston Physlcton who has absorbed and assimilated like nuxatcd iroa If 
t.uiiied widely both In this country and Great you want it to do you any good, otuorwlse M 
Kuropean Modical Institutions when, as a may prove worse than useless. Many an athlete 
matter of fact, real and true strength can only or prize-fighter has won the day simply because 
some uomUio food you eat. But people often he knew the secret or great strength and ea- 
fcii to gel tho strength out orthelr food because durance and filled 1 Is blood with Iron before 
the, haven't enough Iron in their blood to S^VSowA toffi 
enable It to change rood Into living matter, the lack or lion. 

Prom tnc:r weakened, nenrous condition they NOTE— NTu*nted Iron recommended shoTfi br 
know somf thing la wrong but thoy can't tell Dr. E. S-uer. :.■.«.», „f f.iou. wer oi. nic fr..u 
what, so they generally commence doctoring ^X^ls^^ 

Tor stomach, liver or kidney trnnble or symp- injure the teeth, make tUcin bl»<-k- no? 
tores 01 some other ailment caused by la-It of npiet tLe stomach; on the c mtTsry. It fs 
;rou in be b'ood. This thing may goon for a most pofnt remedy, in ncui y all forn.s 
y.r.rs. •.•.■in--, ili.- patient suffers untold agony, of Indigestion, as well as for nenous 

If you are pot atro.ig or wed. you owe it to run-down conditions. Vl.c »lanu '■•'■tirers br a 
voT-.;,!ftoinake the following test: See how sub great coi fldeneo in initiated Iron 
lui.K i can work or bow far you can va.k that th-y offer to forfait 5100.(0 10 anyebar- 
w:t:io.it bt-.-omiatf tired. Next, ts'e. I wo fl vo- liable imtif.i on iftl ey cannot take any man 
grain tablets of ordinary i.uxated iionnhrre or woman under 60 who lac;;s ii on i ; i l„en -uS» 
times vi day after n.rals for CuwU Ti:-i their stroma l 0 p>r t.o.t. c. ov-.r in four 
test your strength again aid .-i-e rot yours t wee*s' tl-o oro.'n i tiny have n > srioua 
hw iDJcli you have galne.j I have »<e;i cw<c trouble. Tt^y r.l-o off.- r O 7»'m 4 your 
dozen:; cl nervous, run-drnvn peopl- v. ho *c:i money if it does n t at leu:t douo.e your 
alHog all ton while. doul>'.» their strength and strenctb and eimuravt •» 'r i -i-„7.i' tiuv, U'Ja 
endurance snd entirely setrla. of su Symplons dispsn-crJ i &u „cju dt jgglsu 



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.Landmark 

r v 

\UBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
\ AT 
WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 
Primitive or Old School baptist 

VOL. LI. Wilson, N. Dec. 15, 1917 NO. 3 

P. D, GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C, 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor Floyd, Va, 

$2.00 PER YEAR 



The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter 

NOTICE ! 

When a subscriber desires his paper changed he should 
state plainly both the old and new postoffices. When one 
wishes his paper stopped, let him Bend what is due, and also 
state his postoffice. 

Let each subscriber pay for his paper in advance if pos-"' 
sible, and when he renews give the same name it has been 
going in, unless he wishes it changed, then he should state 
both the old and the new names. 

If the money sent has not been receipted, please inform 
me of it. When you ean always send money by money order 
or check, or draft, or registered letter or by express. 

Each subscriber can tell the time to which he paid for the 
paper by noticing the date just after his name. 

All brethren and friends are requested to act as agents. 

All names and post offices should be written plainly. 

AD lovers of gospel truth are invited to write for it — if 
so impressed. 

May grace, mercy and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

All communications, business letters, remittances of P. 0. 
Orders, money, drafts, e-tc., should be sent to 

P. D. GOLD, 



Wilson, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



Dear Brother Gold: — I have been 
getting the Landmark for a long time 
and am well pleased with it. There 
are many good writers for it. I am 
taking the Primitive Monitor, edited 
by Elder R. "W. Thompson of Green- 
field, Ind. Probably you know him. 

I have gotten in a bad fix. I can't 
hear preaching, the loss of hearing 
caused by catarrh in my head, so the 
copies of the Old Baptist papers I get 
is all the preaching T have. So I am 
thankful for the copies you sent mc. 

I often hear preaching and singing 
in dreams. Here is one : I thought I 
was carried away and let down in a 
beautiful valley, the prettiest place I 
have ever seen, and on my right was a 
beautiful slope coming down to the 
road covered with grass, trees and 
flowers. And at the head of the slope 
were thousands of people of different 
classes singing and walking along. I 
met Uncle Joe Turner, an Old Baptist, 
and asked him if there were any other 
Old Baptists there, and he said yes, 
and for me to go up the road and that 
I would come to them. I asked him 
how T would know them, and he said 
by the songs they are singing, they are 
different from the songs of those you 
passed. I walked along and came to a 
little band that was singing and they 
were the happiest looking people I ev- 

f»r %w< I bad ft nepfaw, who, w 



Old Baptist and a fine singer and he 
was in front of the band walking back- 
ward and forward keeping time with 
both hands. I said to some one, did 
you ever hear such pretty singing, and 
he said the reason that boy sings so 
prettily is that he has David's harp 
with him. 

The people I had passed had quit 
singing and had gathered around the 
Old Baptists. I asked one of the old 
members why others had quit singing 
and come here. He said because they 
have all got to come speaking the same 
things, seeing eye to eye and singing 
the same songs. 

Your brother, 

W. H. CHILTON. 

REMARKS 

Singing, "Let the word of Christ 
dwell in you richly in an wisdom; 
teaching and admonishing one anoth- 
er in praise and hymns, and spiritual 
songs, singing with grace in your 
hearts to the Lord." What better em- 
ployment could the Lord's peoplel be' 
engaged in? Surely this is a service 
that wrongs no man, defrauds no one, 
speaks the praise of the Lord, and in 
this God is glorified. Be wise, redeem- 
ing the time. To redeem the time ia 
not to burden or waste it in foolishness; 
but instead of wasting it, profitably 
using it as belonging to the Lord. 

?• P, % 



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Elder P. D. Gold, ' 

Dear Brother: — I wish to say that 
I received the two numbers of the 
Landmark you sent me and thank you 
very much for same as I greatly en- 
joyed reading them. I do think D. A. 
Mewfctorn is a fine writer, and I liked 
Elder L. H. Hardy's piece in regard to 
the duties of bishops. I also enjoyed 
reading all the other g*>od pieces. 

Brother Gold, I am sending you a 
letter addressed to me by Elder S. B. 
Moffitt of Newberg, Oregon. He tells 
me he met you at your home church 
in North Carolina, if I mistake not, 
"We think he is a good, faithful and 
precious brother, and if you see fit, af- 
ter 'reading his letter, please print it 
in the Landmark and send him a copy. 
Yours in humble hope, 

WILBURN HALL. 

Sublett, Idaho. 

LETTER. 

Newberg, Oregon. 
Elder Wilburn Hall and Wife, 

Very dear and precious brother and 
sister and family: — This beautiful 
Sabbath of the Lord, while all nature 
seems dressed and tuned to the praise 
of the Great "I AM" who is Maker 
and Preserver of all things, my mind 
is caught up, as it were, and carried 
into your very threshold, and there 
seems to be in direct communication 
with you, and knowing the frailty of 
man and our inability to look through 
the veil, which is the flesh, 1 have tak- 
en up my pencil to write you a few 
lines as a last resort, knowing I can- 
not take "the wings of the morning" 
and fly unto you. 

I received your kind and ever look- 
ed for and welcome letter ivhile on a 
trip in California and was much pleas- 
ed and built up by the receipt of the 
same. I was sorry indeed to learn of 
the sickness in your brother's family. 
But such is life, all brought about by 



the disobedience of one man. But let 
us hope that God, who rules and doeth 
all things well, will have .compassion 
and much tender mercy. 

I think, dear brother, you are quite 
right about the prayers of the right- 
eo\is; James says: "the prayers of 
-the righteous availeth much?" and 
our blessed Lord has said: "Men 
ought always to prav and not to 
faint." And I conclude it is the same 
righteous men that are under consid- 
eration. That is> those who have been 
born of the . Spirit — "born of that in- 
corruptable seed that liveth and abid- 
eth forever." And T have wondered 
many times if our failing to do so 
(pray always) was not one of the 
great causes why we are often so la- 
mentably chastened. For .the Apostle* 
says, "Whom the Lord loveth He chas- 
teneth," and I conclude that we, as His 
children disobey, He sends His chas- 
tening rod, not to destroy, but to bring 
us back to the knowledge of our frail- 
ty in going astray as we used to do 
sometimes when our children disobey- 
ed our will anfl wish. 

When we are chastened might we 
not in the language of David say, "Is 
there not a cause?" 

But I willl close on that point. You 
asked my opinion of the war at the 
present time. I have no reason tc 
change my former opinion and every- 
thing srrms to confirm that opinion: 
"waxing worse and worse." Please 
read the latter clause of the Oth verse 
of the Oth chapter of Revelation and I 
feel yon will see the fulfilling of that 
lan^uajre going on right before our 
eyes. Everything is clamoring for 
war. Even our American women are 
joining in the mad rush, "To arms!" 
And if you will go back and read the 
7th and Sth verses I think you will al- 
so see that being fulfilled right before 
your eyes, and while I deplore the sit- 



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uatiori I sometimes feel awe-inspired' 
to see the very Spirit as well as the 
very letter of these things being mi- 
nutely fulfilled even in our day, and 
can (seemingly) hear Divine inspira- 
tion saying, "I told you so." 

Please read the entire 9th ahapter 
of Revelation especially the source 
from whence it came, (2nd verse) and' 
who their king was, or is (11th verse. )\ 

As to your German neighbors, will 
say : If there is any danger of an up- 
rising among them, the law requires' 
that you notify your nearest officer.! 
It might be your constable or it might 
be your sheriff and he in turn should 
look after it as the situation.requires. 
These are surelly the beginnings of 
trouble. "Men, lovers of self more 
than lovers of God, having the form of 
godliness but denying the power 
thereof." 

Well, as I said at the beginning, I 
Avas in southern California when I got 
your letter and was away one month. 
I had a very .pleasant visit among our 
people down there. Services were 
held at Los Angeles and Riverside 
several times, also at Upland. I seem- 
ed to enjoy fairly good liberty most of 
the time and our good people seemed 
to be glad I was among tliem. 1 am 
now in central Oregon where I came 
to attend the Pilgrim's Rest Church of 
which I am pastor. We are having 
fair weather here now. I do hope you 
are all well and I would like very 
much to get another good letter. The 
last one contained much good infor- 
mation. 

Give my regards and Christian fel- 
lowship to all who seem to have an in- 
terest in me and who inquire after me, 
reserving a goodly share for your- 
selves, and don't forget me when at a 
throne of grace. Unworthily as ever 
in the bonds of affliction, but with 
some little hope of the gospel and of a 



better resurrection beyond the grave. 

S. B. MOFFIT. 
Dear Brother Gold: — In looking ov- 
er some old letters I came across the 
following written by Elder L. S. Ross 
of Hyde County, N. C. How it came 
in my possession I do not remember 
but I suppose it was intended for me 
to send it to you for publication. He 
"has been dead several years and I am 
sure the brethren in Hyde County 
would appreciate it if you would pub- 
lish it. | 

Affectionately, v 

E. E. LUNDY. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

August 15, 1893. 
Dear Brother Gold: — For the satis- 
faction of many brethren. I thought I 
would write for publication a sketch 
of my life, particularly my religious 
life, how it came along and my rela- 
tion with the churches of Hyde Coun- 
ty, N. C. 

I was born in Beaufort County, N. 
C. on the 15th day of April 1833, and 
was t lie youngest of five children, four 
sons and one daughter. My father was 
Elder and minister Lemuel Ross, who 
was for many years a member of the 
Primitive Baptist church and was pas- 
tor of several churches and travelled 
a good deal among distant churches 
and was well received everywhere, so 
I have learned, for he died bfore my 
recollection, when I was a child. My 
mother's maiden name was Nancy 
Bowen, the daughter of Elder John 
Bowen, who lived to be passed seventy 
and died about eighteen years ago and 
had been a member of the church 
about fifty years. So you see I was 
brought up from childhood by a good 
and pious mother whose great solici- 
tude was evinced by her often coun- 
selling and advising me in the proper 
way I should conduct myself through 
life. I 



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When I arrived at tlie age of twelve 
years I was well grown, healthy and 
ruddy, and I thought so far as i could 
see, that my pathway of the future 
was strewn with beautiful flowers, 
but alas, I have found it quite differ- 
ent, though after all my sorrows aud 
affliction which I have passed through 
1 feel that the Lord has been good and 
kind to me greatly above my deserv- 
ing; for after all my waywardness and 
short comings, He had given me hope, 
as David said, that He has taken my 
feet out of the horrible pit of mire and 
clay, and set them upon a rock and es- 
tablished my going and He has put a 
new song in my mouth, even praises 
to Israel's God." Now the reason of 
this hope I will endeavor to briefly 
sketch. 

From my twelfth year or before I 
often had serious reflections about the 
great God that had the power to cre- 
ate everything and that 1 should some 
time have to die and appear before 
Him and receive according to my 
works, which reflection at times gave 
me great trouble, but these troubles 
would pass off and I would again min- 
gle with my comrades in the vanities 
of the world. Thus it passed with me 
until about my sixteenth year, and in 
the very zenith of my pleasures a feel- 
ing came over me that I shortly must 
die, and that I was a poor vile sinner, 
that my heart was the very fountain 
of iniquity and to appear before a just 
and true God, whose eyes were too 
pure to behold iniquity, I should be ban- 
ished from His presence and cast into 
hell, there to be tormented ^forever, 
where the worm dieth not and the fire 
is not quenched. When these reflec- 
tions took hold upon me, it was with 
such force that I thought I should 
surely lose my mind from the great 
fear of the Lord, and the dread of His 
great punishment of sin. It turned 



me right about from the course I had 
been pursuing and, like Jacob of old I 
took myself to prayer as the only ref- 
uge. Falling down in the dust in the 
very deepest humility and dependence 
of soul 1 would try to offer up from 
the very altar of my poor sinful heart 
supplications amidst cries .and tears, 
begging the Lord to spare me and for- 
give me all my sins and transgressions, 
with promises that I would try to do 
better and live a Christian life; that 
surely the day of grace had passed 
with me, and that I was a doomed 
soul. Then tongue cannot express 
the harrowing of soul, but epca In 
those dark hours the Lord in his mer- 
cy would send a little comfort to my 
poor soul in some such passages of 
scripture as these: (without which I 
think I should have gone deranged 
and ended my days probably in the 
lunatic asylum) "A bruised reed will 
he not break, nor smoking flax will he 
quench till he brings judgment un- 
to victory," (Isaiah), and that the 
fear of the Lord is the beginning of 
wisdom. From these texts being pre- 
sented to my mind I would glean a lit- 
tle comfort and hope for a time, but it 
would vanish away, that all such scrip- 
tures were too good for me and I 
would relapse again into the same 
trouble intensified. This was in early 
spring time of the year and it was the 
springtime of my life, but in my feel- 
ing it was the dead of winter, for I 
could not see any bright and cheering 
ray of the Son of righteousness to il- 
lumine my pathway in that dark and 
loathsome passage through the wilder- 
ness of sin. For months I was in this 
condition, so troubled in mind about 
my future condition that could nei- 
ther eat nor sleep but very little. It 
seemed that both by day and by night 
I was haunted by my sin as a ghost 
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Very breathings of my soul were all 
the time with pleadings unto the Lord 
for His great mercies. I was like a 
culprit before the law of his country 
whom justice would condemn, but on- 
ly mercy could save. Even nature's 
aerial songster whose sweet melo- 
dies enliven and make glad the soul 
of the living man, and wake him in all 
the beauties of nature as an emanation 
or an afflux from the hand of the crea- 
tor and Architect of the universe, and 
the forest with all of its verdure made 
vocal with songs of innumerable birds, 
with all of its pleasant and cooling 
shades and springs of water had no 
charm for me. 

For it seemed to be under a heavy 
pall of gloom and sorrow, and so it con- 
tinued with me for many weary 
months that I, wading through deep 
water of affliction and sorrow, and 
could find ho rest for my poor soul, 
many times when plowing in the field, 
when no natural eye beheld me I 
would fall upon the ground on my 
knees and beg the Lord for His mer- 
cies in the pardon and forgiveness of 
my many and terrible sins, for it seem- 
ed that my heart strings would break 
for fear and sorrow. But with all my 
pleadings and cries to the Lord He 
would not hear me at first. Which I 
have since found was the case with Jo- 
seph and his brethren. Joseph was not 
hasty in making himself known to his 
brethren nor in granting their request, 
until they were sufficiently humbled 
and saw that they were dependent en- 
tirely upon him for bread for them- 
selves and famililes without which all 
must die. So it is I believe with our 
blessed Spiritual Joseph that He with- 
holds His forgiveness and grace for a 
time until we are made humble there- 
by, which is the heavenly bread of 
eternal life without which we shall 
never live. 



It is said by some observer that the 
darkest time of night is just before 
day, and it seemed to be the darkest 
time with Joseph's brethren just be- 
fore he made himself known to them, 
and it seems with us the, darkest time 
possible just before the Lord mani- 
fests himself to us the chiefest among 
ten thousand and altogether lovely in 
the forgiveness of our many sins. So 
it seemed with me, in the Lord's own 
good time He was pleased to remove 
my great load of guilt and sin by 
speaking peace to my troubled soul 
and I could but notice in my great joy 
and thanksgiving that the great pall 
of gloom which seemeded before to en- 
velope all nature both birds and forest 
seemed now to look as I felt. Even 
the songs of the birds seemed to be 
more musical and sweet and the ver- 
dure of the forest seemed to be of 
deeper hue ; all the gloom and sorrow 
were gone. It seemed indeed a new 
world and all nature with myself 
seemed to be praising God for His 
great goodness and mercy. I now love 
the brethren above all people,, and the 
doctrine of salvation by grace without 
the deeds of the law, for it is only by 
the Holy Ghost that we are brought 
(from dead works to serve the living 
God, now this joyful season without 
sorrow was of short duration for it oc- 
curred to me that I was mistaken, that 
it was, I feared, a hallucination or ab- 
erration of mind and not the Holy 
Spirit. 

And so brethren I have been like 
Jacob of old, limping ever since.; but 
with all my short comings, since in the 
way of duty, the love of my dear Sav- 
ior, the love of the churcn, and the 
love of the brethren have known no 
diminution, but I believe that I diso- 
beyed the command of the Lord for a 
long while in not complying with a 
believer's duty. 



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On Saturday before the fourth Sun- 
day in July in 1882 I told the breth- 
ren who now constitute the church at 
Beulah, Hyde County, a little of what 
I have written here and was received 
and baptized the following day by El- 
der Cartwright, amidst rejoicing of 
myself and brethren and 1 have never 
regretted it, though I have no doubt 
fallen short of duty as a member, yet 
my brethren have borne with me with- 
out ever complaining to me. 

Time seemed to pass now more joy- 
ous with me than ever, as 1 felt I had 
complied with the duty of baptism 
which I feel belongs to every believer. 
Now after three years elapsed I be- 
came burdened as I believed with the 
word of the Lord, which I wanted to 
speak to the brethren and when I 
would hear other ministers preach my 
mind would run on different portions 
of scripture and the preaching would 
be no benefit to me from the fact I 
would not hear it to understand it as 
my mind would be drawn away and 
absorbed on some other subject. It 
continued this way for some time and 
at last the brethren discovering it so- 
licited me to preach for them, which I 
declined for a while from a sense of 
my weakness, but finally I consented 
and tried in my weak way to speak to 
the people in the name of Jesus. 

I continued for a year or more 
preaching by their permission and 
they then called for my ordination 
which I opposed, but they overruled 
my opposition and I was ordained by 
the presbytery, composed of Elder A. 
Cartwright and Elder D. W. Topping. 
I continued preaching in my weak 
way and stammering words for my 
brethren at Beulah, and for the breth- 
ren of the church at South Mattamus- 
keet and have taken two or three 
preaching tours visiting churches and 
have enjoyed them so much. Since the 



death of brethren Cartwright and 
Hudson 1 have been called to the pas- 
torate of both the above churches and 
seldom have a spare Sunday. And 
though I feel that my preaching is in 
much weakness my brethren give me 
encouragement, ' x confessing that they 
are edified, which gives me great com- 
fort and encouragement, looking upon 
them as being the judges as ordained 
of the Lord. 

Dear brethren, I am now a little past 
my sixtieth year and feel the effects 
of old age, but I am one that believes 
that I have a destiny to fill of the 
Lord's appointment and snail continue 
till my work is accomplished, let the 
time be -long or short, and hope to 
serve the brethren in faithfulness, 
having an eye single to their comfort 
and consolation and to God's glory. 

I know I shall enter the dark valley 
and shadow of death, though I hope I 
shall fear no evil, for that the rod and 
the staff of the good Lord will comfort 
me, and be wafted away by the angel 
of his presence, my disembodied spirit 
to climes of immortal glory, where 1 
hope to meet all my dear brethren aud 
join to p-a:.se in one eternal song of 
thanksgiving to the Captain of 'our 
salvation, who was made perfect in suf- 
fering. L. S. ROSS. 



CHURCH ORGANIZATION. 
On Sunday, August 19th, 1917, El- 
ders D. A. Mewborn and L. H. Hardy 
met with Kinston congregation. Eld- 
er D. A. Mewborn preached- a very in- 
structive sermon from Matt. 16 :17,18. 
He was followed for a short while by 
Elder L. H. Har«iy, after which con- 
ference was organized by choosing El- 
der D. A. Mewborn Moderator and El- 
der L. H. Hardy Clerk. There wore 
present with us six members from the 
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Jones County, two from Meadow, one 
from Sandy Bottom, and two from 
Bear Creek. 

1st. Letters were called for for 
those who wished to be constituted 
into the church, when one was read 
from the church at Bear Creek (La 
Grange) giving the names of brethren 
J. H. Dawson, J. A. Wiggins, sisters 
Annie E. Dawson and Lela Mewborn. 
These brethren and sisters being gen- 
erality known to the presbytery and 
known to be sound in the faith and 
practice of the Primitive Baptist, on 
motion the Moderator proceeded to 
give them the right hand cf fellowship 
and to pronounce them a Primitive 
Baptist Church regularly constituted 
and ready to attend to her own busi- 
ness. 

The Presbytery then arose and the 
church organized their conference by 
choosing the same Moderator and 
Clerk. 

1st. The visiting brethren and sis- 
ters were invited to seats with us. 

2. The door was opened for the re- 
ception of members. Dr. R. H. Tem- 
ple related the dealings of the Lord 
with him, was gladjy received. Bap- 
tism was appointed for four o'clock 
this afternoon. 

3. The church chose Elder L. H. 
Hardy to serve them as pastor and 
brother John H. Dawson Clerk. 

4. The covenant, articles of faith 
and rules of Decorum in general use 
among Primitive Baptists were adopt- 
ed. 

5. Conference then adjourned by a 
hymn and benediction. 

D. A. Mewborn, Moderator, 
L. H. Hardy Clelrk. 
At four o'cl'ock we met at the riv- 
er and brother Temple was baptized 
by our pastor according to the scrip- 
tures. J. H. Dawson, 
Church Clerk. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother : — For some cause I 
feel like I want to say. something to 
the household of faith;. but when I see 
the infidelity, the faithlessness in my- 
self I shudder, and wonder why it is 
that I have a mind to write, God 
knoweth. When I thought to write 
these words were given me, "Be in- 
stant in season, out of season, rebuke, 
reprove, exhort with all long suffering 
and doctrine." 2nd Timothy 4 :2. He 
that knoweth his Master's will and do- 
eth it not shall be beaten with many 
stripes, etc. So it is the duty of the 
children of God, those who have been 
born of His Spirit, to be ready and 
willing to obey Him, for He beareth 
not the sword in vain; for when they 
are in the furnace He makes them 
know what they are there for. He 
does not leave them blind, as to His 
rebukes and reproofs; and vheu one 
has suffered sufficiency then he is 
made willing to do his or her duty. 
"Oh! it is a day of terror; dark and 
burning clouds of error over devoted 
/ion hover, Oh! when will the storm 
pass over? It is a cold, dark winter 
with the church of God, and disobedi- 
ence is the cause of it, and all of us 
are guilty, to some extent, and God 
knows who, when, where and why. 
He makes me to know what it is for. 
I don't need any human being to tell 
me, for T am the one that knows. The 
guillty conscience knows the terror of 
God's holy law. Oh! I have suffered 
for neglecting to do what T believe to 
be my duty, and T am glad that T have, 
for God has dealt so personally with me. 
I was bound to believe it was the lord, 
and with fear, moans and groans. T 
promised like Jonah to pay my vows, 
for Salvation is of the Lord. 

Affectionately, ( 

BETTIE Z. WHITLEY, 



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3>iAN. 

God created man in His own image, 
in the image of God created He them, 
Gen. 1 :8. And the Lord God formed 
man out of the dust cf the ground, and 
breathed in his nostrils the breath of 
life; and man became a living soul. 
And God saw everything that He had 
made, and behold it was very good. — ■ 
Gen. 1 :31. God hath made man up- 
right. — Eccles. 7:29. The Lord knew 
before He created man every change 
and every condition under which man 
would have to pass, «nd there was 
nothing in respect to hl-r; that was not 
foreseen of his creator. This man was 
Adam the first, which is of the earth 
earthy; because he was taken from Ihe 
earth. 

The Lord put Adam in the garden 
of Eden, and gave him a law, and told 
him what the penalty would be it' lie 
transgressed that law. The Lord gave 
Adam a helpmeet, towit, Eve, and 
Adam said, this is bone of my bone 
and flesh of my flesh ; she shall be call- 
ed woman, beeause she was taken out 
of man. — Ucn. 2 :24. Therefore shall a 
man leave his father and his mother, 
and cleave unto his wife, and they 
shall be one flesh. 

The serpent was more subtle than 
any beast of the field which the Lord 
had made; and the serpent beguiled 
Eve, and she did eat of the tree, 
knowing, according to her own words, 
to the serpent, "that God hath said, 
ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye 
touch it, lest ye die," and she gave al- 
so unto her husband with her; and he 
did eat., Adam knew the law, and the 
penalty pronounced against him if he 
transgressed; for the Lord God com- 
manded him, saying, "Of the trees of 
the garden thou mayest eat ; but of 
the tree of the knowledge of good and 
evil thou shalt not eat of it; for the 

day tbou eatest tkreof thou distt 



surely die." But Adam seeing and 
knowing that his bride had eaten of 
the tree of which he was forbidden to 
eat of by his Creator, and thereby 
brought death upon herself; and he 
loving her as his own flesh and bones ; 
notwithstanding he knew it was death 
that would follow, he chose rather 
than be separated from her, to obey 
her rather than to obey the Lord God, 
and go down into death with her. But 
unlike the second man Adam, the Lord 
from heaven, he could not ever again 
raise himself or his bride from his 
lost and ruined condition, "death." 
Therefore we see that Adam and Eve 
the mother and father of us all, had of 
their own choice rebelled against their 
Maker and thereby lost all claim to 
their first estate ; and no possibility to 
ever reinstate themselves, or return to 
the garden of Eden, and enjoy the 
blessing vouchsafed to them by their 
Creator, and thereby sank themselves 
and every member of the Adamic race 
in death, hence we see the fulfillment 
of the scripture: "Therefore as by 
one man sin entered into the world 
and death by sin; so death passed up 
on all men for that all men have sin 
ned." 

Adam chose the course which he 
pursued, and no one to blame but him 
self; however much he would have 
laid the blame on Eve. And whereas 
Adam was a living soul with all the 
blessing given him, and nothing that 
God had created withheld from him, 
except one thing, the only thing for- 
bidden of all the garden of Eden, to- 
wit, the tree of the knowledge of good 
and evil, for the partaking of which 
he and all his posterity is in death, 
hence "Paradise lost," and the earth 
cursed for his transgression, and all 
his descendants heirs to the same, 
surely man's condition by nature 

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it 



father is awful indeed. The L 1 God 
ordain d a porlion of the Adamic race 
to eternal life befor'' any of them had 
an existence upon eavth. Rut tl >y ex- 
isted in the mind of Jehovah before 
•man -was formed; and the Lord chose 
them in Jesus Ghrist before +he crea- 
tion of the world, that fhey shr-ld be 
holy and without blame Wore Him in 
love: therefore number chnn<rc in the 
Adamie man must he brought ibout, 

which is ntt°rlv impossible wifb fall- 




al -.rbo™ tli- "T^+W -l!-,^ jn '^riV. 
Hie dear Poti before the world ' e<?an, 
pn fl or-rlii-npfl Wo et-rn-1 l?fe as the 
T ^tVI foTd <•">,*» fM*f on the cross "n^nst 
^i+h me ft, £»ra/»i«p " <?o 1 is of 
nfir^r »ve than to TooV nnon sin w b«. 
>,oM initinTtv so how can this b Nev- 
tMc fhe co-mo ynnn who bv 
| rf , rl5 . 0 T.„ c .p 1 V^ f P n nr , r i ^--^V- "Inst" 
must be redeemed, and to him tl ire is 
•no eoneejtfable wav. to bis or our un- 
ijfirstandin" by which ft mi be accom- 
plisbAd Trhen Ve behold our rotten, 
helpless condition, and we s^e our lost 
state because of sin. and find t] it all 
we do is mixod --nth sin, which mses 
much grief and bitter weeping; be- 
cause there is none to unloose tin; seal 
of death, until. the Lord reveals unto 
us; "for we are all Adam the first and 
under the same condemnation" is he. 
"That no man in heaven nor in earth 
neither under' the o ;1 r f h was able to 
open the boo~k, neither look: therein." 
And John wept much. And on" of the 
elders saitb unto him, "Weep not, be- 
hold the lion of thet ribe of Judah, the 
root of David h^th prevailed to open 
the book and unloose the sr>vc seals 
tbor°of. Theu be was shown ;< Lamb 
as it bad. been sliin. Th-i^ Lamb rhich 
.fe tfye .Lord Jesus Christ appears to 
the weeping sinner man as !; his irtivior 



and bursts the seal' of death, and 
brings in everlasting righteousness has 
been made possible, and Jesus made 
unto him wisdom and righteousness 
and sanctification and redemption, 
and hence a new creature in Christ 
Josus. as God ordain»d he should be; 
for Ood the Father chose him as God 
the Son before time, and the man is a 
child of God. an heir of promise and 
heaven, the New Jerusalem and Para- 
dise of God, bis home according to 
God's own promise. Yet another 
change must be wrought with man be- 
fore b" enn o\cr enioy th<* blessed 
horpo + o which be is on pilcrimarre to: 
be must be bolv: v>s, this bodv of clay 
must be a spiritual body, the earthy 
must b« chanced to heavenly, and + bis 
corruptible must put on interruption, 
this mortal must put on immortality, 
then shall be brought to pass the say- 
ing that is written: '"Death is swal- 
lowed up in victory." All these 
changes must take place before man 
can be like Christ and be prepared for 
priory, and when that great and nota- 
ble day of the resurrection comes this 
same man that God created of the dust 
of the earth and pronounced very 
good, and who transgressed God's 
law and fell under the curse; and that 
God created anew in Christ Jesus, all 
"in time" together with all who were 
ordained unto eternal life, "before 
time," shall come forth from their 
earth, and be eartbv no more, but will 
awake at the apponrin? of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, and see Him as He is and 
be like him; for we shall be raised in- 
coruptible and be ehanjred and death 
shall be swalloued up in victory. 
Thanks b» to God who hes given us 
the victory through our Lord J^sus 
fhrist. and not on" thing his man 
done from his creation to his finnl re- 
demption by or for which he caj* 
claim any merit for his sa'lvstfon, bltf, 



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is bound to say that he destroyed him- 
self ; but the Lord hath saved him and 
called him, not according to his works, 
but according to His own purpose and 
grace given him in Christ Jesus before 
the world began. 

M. B. WILLIFORD. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 

UNION NOTICE. 
Dear Brother Gold: — Please give 
notice in the Landmark that the next 
Black River Union is appointed to be 
held with the church at Sevn Mile 
meeting house in Sampson County, N. 
C. on Saturday and fifth Sunday in 
December 1917. Visitors will be met 
at Dunn Friday P. M. and conveyed 
to the church. 

Elder Luther A. Johnson, Mod., 
C. Hodges, Union Clerk. 

UNION NOTICE. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Bro. : — Please publish in the 
Landmark that the next session of the 
"White Oak Union is appointed to be 
held, the Lord willing, with the church 
at White Oak. near Maysville, N. C. 
Saturdav and fifth Sunday in Decem- 
ber, 1917. All lovers of truth invited 
to meet with us. 

R. W. Gurganus, Union Clerk, 

ELDER A. L. MOKifl, 
Martinsville, Va. 
I am informed that this gifted bro- 
ther, who is now enfeebled vvlth a ere. 
r.nd who has been long in the service 
of his brethren, is now in need of help. 
There is a mortgage debt on his home 
for $500.00. Tf the brethren and 
fripnds of brother Moore will kindly 
help him to pay off this debt, it will 
h" a labor of love bringing relief to 
him. We request the brethren and 
friend* to Bend him h<eTp to Martins-" 
vine, V* 1MX 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 

P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. LI. NUMBER 3. 

Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, DECEMBER 15, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

END OF YEAR. 

A year weighted with burdens and 
ominious of still more, we know not 
how many, is pressing upon the peo- 
ule foreshadowing a dark future. 
Man is a dependent creature. When 
he desires but little of earthly riches, 
hungering and thirsting after right- 
eousness, then his risks are small and 
his profit a great gain. But when his 
affections are fixed on things of the 
earth sorrow meets him much sooner 
than he is looking for it. Indeed 
when he is seeking perishing things 
of earth his choice is so corrupted 
that he is not a good judge of what is 
precious and worthy of seeking after. 

Times are gloomy now. What is to 
be the end of this calamity we know 
not. 

Tf our desire is that God's wfil. and 
not ours, is the controlling desire of 
our heart, then it will be well,; for 
God'B will will be done*. If that pleas- 
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BELIEVE. 

"Believe on the Lord. Jesus Christ, 
and thou shalt be saved, and thy 
hOnse." Aetslb:18. 

The occasion that called out this 
language was the case of the prison 
doors being opened about midnight, 
and a great earthquake, so ikut the 
foundations of the prison were shaken ; 
and ail the doors open and every one 's 
bands were loosed. The keeper of the 
prison, awaking out of his sleep, and 
seeing the prison doors open, and sup- 
posing the prisoners were fled, drew 
his sword, and would have killed him- 
self. But Paul cried with a loud voice, 
saying, do thyself no harm; for we are 
all here. Then he called for a light, 
and sprang in, and came trembling, 
a j id fell down before Paul and Silas. 
And brought them out and said, Sirs, 
what must 1 do to be saved? The an- 
swer given above followed. 

Surely these were notable events. 
The masters of a certain (business com- 
plain (1 of having great loss in their 
business, because of the cry of ;\ cer- 
certain damsel who was possessed with 
a spirit of divination, cried out con- 
concerning Paid and Silas, "These 
men are the servants of the most high 
God which show unto us the way of 
salvation. Paul being grieved turned 
and said to that spirit of divination, 
some out of her. And he came out the 
same hour. 

Why was Paul grieved? Because 
this was not the true spirit of 
Hod. The worship of God must be 
pure and true, not in a false clamor and 
show. This damsel had brought her 
masters much gain. They were trad- 
ing in idols, and saw that the traffic 
was exposed and gone. They stirred 
up the people to whip Paul and Silas. 
The magistrates had them beaten with 
i my stripes, with a command to put 
them in the inner prison so they would 



b,- safely confined, and not allowed to 
escape. 

But what are the efforts of frail, 
puny man to hinder the work of the 
Lord Codi As the world says, this 
janor had done his part, he had thrust 
them into te inner prison, and made 
their feet fas: in Lhe Stocks. The keep- 
er could then go to sleep in safety feel- 
ing he had done his duty. 

At midnight what did Paul and Silas 

stripes they had received for preach- 
ing Jesus they prayed to God and 
sang praises unto Him; and the prison- 
ers beard them. Then -this keeper of 
the prison awaking out of his sleep, 
and seeing the prison doors open, he 
drew out his sword and would 
have killed himself, supposing mat 
the prisoners were fled. 

But when God opens prison doors, 
and loosens the bonds of tnose con- 
fined, and frees those bound in prison, 
they do nothing to harm Jew or Gen- 
tile, nor the church of God. So Paul 
said to this trembling jailor, do thyself 
no harm. We are ail here. Wliat a 
blessing when the quickening power of 
God opens these prison doors, salva- 
tion comes to this jailor. The prisoners 
are sent out of thep it wherein there 
is no water. Peace reigns in this house 
and love keeps order. 

The trembling jailor said, Sirs, what 
must 1 do to be saved? How he hun- 
gered to be in that blest number that 
wrongs no man, that defrauds no man, 
that washes the stripes of the apostles, 
that returns good for evil. What good 
tiling could he do? The Lord had gone 
before and wrought in the jailor. The 
Lord speaks and it is done. . 

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and 
thou shalt be saved and thy house. 
Thq,u SHALT be saved. How personal 
and individual! Thou shalt be saved. 



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:d. It is the man 
■ comes into this 



known not to impose on the hearer 



pells in tin' 
r. Lf lie w 
kard, a pi 



ne speasei s 
matter pond- 

is vital the 
knows that 
iportant that 



ins thoughts 
and undtr- 



him whom fie hath sent. The whole 
prison is open when God quickens the 
dead. 11' any man be in Christ Jesus 
he is a new creature.. This is a marvel, 
a wonder. Thou shalt be saved and 

b'aith is the substance of things 
hoped for: the evidence of things not 
seen. P. D. G. 

PERSUASION. 
"Then Agrippa said unto Paul, al- 
most i lion persuad^st me to be a 
Christian.' Acts 26:28. 



the ear 
enter . 
out whs 
t'ul, by 
(with 3 
come o 
fully p 
Such 
seek f 
es and 
the in. 



The 



gilt ot spe 



hea 



th 



into 
of 



matter discussed, persuades. When a 
speaker himself is fully persuaded of 
the value and truthfulness, the im- 
portance of what he is communicating, 
so that all the speaker sees and feels 



ed b\ 



tha 



tin 



hearer is fully persuaded, the victory 
is on— the transfer is made ; and the 
two become as one in thought and 
judgment. 

The notable case of Paul in his de- 
fense before Aprippa contains a mod- 
el of eloquence, not surpassed in the 
merit of oratory. 

Speech is intended, not to conceal, 
ner te withhold what should be 



ni s maimer was one of such 
that it iouuu ks way into 
rt of his hearers, lie whose 
ke apples of gold in pictures 
are not merely pieasant to 
but they rejoice the heart and 
o die inward parts,' casting 
was hurtiul, or was not help- 
since the speech is seasoned 
t and moves the hearer to be- 
e with the speaker, by being 
suaded in his own mind, 
t speaker is not nor does he 
ie. A nobler purpose possess- 
ontrols him. He is so full of 
luablle matter of Him whom 
chers, which is Jesus Christ 
i crucified, that his aim and 
is to exalt tin 1 Lord Jesus, and 
e understanding and heart of 
r with:- .the blessed knowledge 
ilvation that the hearer is ful- 

r that the speaker and the 
re one. The apostles so spake 
ty believed. 

was no apoligy in Paul's 
>r manner, that would con- 
y one listening that Paul was 
self fullly saiished with the 
ss of Jesus. There was no 
any apology for what he urg- 
arn si was his manner, and 
ih - matter that "Festus said 
md voice, Paul, thou art be- 



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60 



side thyself, much learning doth make 



thee 

swer of Paul was, 
noble Festus; b 
words of sobernes 



tin 



ad lirabl 
. am nut mud iiiost 
speak forin the 



believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and 
receive the unspeakable blessing of 
knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ 
with the Father which is eternal life. 

The appeal of Paul to king Agrippa 
"believest thou the prophets V" called 
forth this answer from the king, "al- 
most thou persuadest me to be a Chris- 
tian." The answer of Paul who was 
defending himself for preaching the 
gospel sho.wed the triumph of truth 
iu Paul, "I would to God that not on- 
ly thou but also all that hear me 
this day were both almost, and alto- 
gether such as 1 am except these 
bonds. P. D. G. 



I SHALL 

'"As for 



BE SATIS 



PIED. WHEN ? 
b. hold thy face 



all 



satisfied, 



ith 



t must be. 
and arise 



eat power that' 
sleep of death, 
en Christ told ' 



Psalm 17 :15. 

What an awakei 
Awake, thou that 
..from the dead, an< 
thee light. 

There must be a 
av akes one from 1 
There was thought 
His disciplels that Lazarus was asleep. 
They said, Lord, if he be asleep he 
shall be well. It was not a natural 
sleep that held Lazarus. That sort of 
sleep that we call natural will show 
its power in aArakening one after 
proper rest. 

Sleep is a figure of death, wherein 
one is unconscious of what is occurr- 



ing . However when these senses held 
in the rest of sleep arc aroused they 
assrt themselves actively. 

In the sleep typifying death none 
but Jesus can awake one. Jesus 
speaking plainly said, Lazarus is dead, 
but I go that 1 may awake him. The 
Lord performed this miracle in the 
presence of witnesses ; for it was man- 
ifest that he was dead. Martha said, 
Lord, by this time he stinketh, for he 
has been dead four days. 

The raising of Lazarus was to set 
fourth the resurrection power of Jes- 
us, for He said the hour cometh and 
now is when the dead shall hear the 
voice of the Son of God, and they 
that hear shall live. Further He said, 
"Thy brother shall rise again." Mar- 
tha said unto him, 1 know that my 
brotner shall rise again at the last 
day. Jesus said unto her, I am the 
resurrection and the life; he that be- 
lieveth in me though he were dead yet 
shall he live." 

Wherever Jesus -is there is the res- 
urrrectiou. There is no death in Jes- 
us. He is eternal life. His word is 
life. His speech is the performance. 
He speaks and it is done. He com- 
mands and it stands fast. Man knows 
not the power and the glory of that 
speech. 

The Lord Jesus is the second Adam, 
the quickening Spirit. It is the won- 
derful purpose of God that all to 
whom grace is given in Christ Jesus, 
when they awake in his likeness, shall 
be satisfied. Truly it may be said, 
I shall be satisfied when I awake with 
his likeness. AVe have no power, nor 
understanding by which we can fore- 
see nor foreknow what this mystery 
shall be. Hut what a change shall be 
wrought in us that shall bring satis- 
faction to us. We shall be like the 
glorious Lord Jesus, and thus ever,' be 
with the Lopd. P.D.G. 



61 



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HOW BEAUTIFUL. 

"Blessed me man tnai 
not in me counsel oi the a^gu 




The Walk, b^llumfe, a 

all embraced in una t 
godly inan is alive to ih'i 
of <joci 111 what ne says, 
poses, lie ii> careiul in 
talk, the company lie h 
ing, sitting, walking, tail 
cied with tile environ*] 
wlio never sleeps nor slu 
He nas no leliowship 



fruitful works oi darkness, 




proves them >oth in silence ox 




dorsing what is uncomtx^, 




keeping xai from everj w.-.v 




But the opposite oi this is true 




He no l only keeps far from cv 


cry evil 


work, but his dengue is in iiie 


law of 


the .Lord, and La ins law dual ii 


e medi- 


tate nay and night. There i 


s broad 


range here beside the still 


waters 


clear as cry: tal, the green p: 


sturage 


for the delight of those ted Oes 




flowing supply of the water of 




the light 0/ clay— in the she 




the night, whose curtains end 




shelter him he rests in the rer 




those to whom God gives he 




refreshing siaep. The frukiu 




of a tree planted by the rivers 




ter, that brings forth his fj . . 




season, whose leaf sh ill uot 




and whatsoever he doeth sha 




per. When wisdom dirt ets, an 




idence BJjoteets and shapes the 




those of the Lord's planting 




ever such do shall prosper. 




How are the ungodly? T] 




like the cha^ which the wind 




away. How light is chaff. Ho 




ly it is burnt. Therefore the u 




shall not stuud in thevjudgme 




sinners in the congregation 


of the 



righteous. For the Lord knows the 
w.j ox the rignteous; t»ut tne way of 
cue ungouiy ishan perish, me .Lord 
ii.Liu\\s nuL uie wicked nor their woridj 
nor meir ways, out the Lerd knows 
tne way, uie conduct oi the righteous, 
ibureiy whatsoever the righteous 
no snail prosper. F. D. G. 

WHAT Oh" Tnr; iMlGHT? 

inquiries ariae on the development 
oi events that compel our attention, 
ike present outioox eails lor serious 
lliougnt. until within a lew years 
mere was the nations of earth witn 
only onort spasmodic couiiicts of a 
warlike nature.. 

im oid brother from Wayne Coun- 
ty, adjoining Wilson County was in 
vviison one uaj and he heard some of 
tne leading men of business and who 
w ere held m nign esteem i.iiiong our 
people, who stated that they did not 
think ihere would be any more wars 
in the world, because intelligence 
had made such progress and brotherly 
kindness and good wul had become so 
prevalent that the world was ripe for 
what they call the milennium or uni- 
versal peace, wnen nanons should 
Learn war no more. That conversa- 
tion occurred the week that Germany 
outraged Belgium, and began the 
fiercest and most cruel war in the 

The denominations claim that it 
their business to convert the world, 
and g.>t it ready for the Lord Jesus 
ro come the second time, and establish 
his universal empire of peace on earth. 

How little do men know the Lord's 
purpose. Do such people ever have 
any conviction, of man's m thingness, 
or can they foretell any thing of the 
mind of the eternal God who does 
His pleasure in the army of heaver:, 
and among the inhabitants of earth. 
All nations are but as a drop in th« 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



bucket auc weigh as nothing — as the 
small dust in the balance. It seems to 
me that these are perilous times and 
it becomes us to be humbled into 
weeping and fasting, supplication and 
prayer, b' ing humbled under the 
mighty hai d of God. He is God and 
does His pleasure in the army of 
heaven and among the inhabitants of 
earth. He is a just God and should 
be sought unto for deliverance and 
for pardon for our many sins. 

Pride is a snare that we often fall 
into, and seem to forget, that we are 
dep°nd r nt on the God of uDrightness 
who brings every thincr good and evil 
into judgment, whose mercies fail 
not. therefore the sons of Jacob are 
not consumed. P. D. G. 

THE REMNANT. 

"The remnant of Israel shall not do 
wickedly, nor speak lies; neither 
shall a deceitful tongue be fo^nd in 
their mouth; for they shall feed end 
lie down. ?nd none shall make them 
afraid." Zeph. 3.13. 

There is nercy shown to a remnant. 
The part chosen is considered the best 
part. The remnant is not the b'-st 
part, for the best part has already 
been selected, and 1aken, and the 
remnant is what is left. I will also 
leave in the midst of thee an afflicted 
and a poor people, and they shall 
trust in tin name of the Lord. A rem- 
nant shall be saved. Though the 
children of Israel be as the sand of 
the sea only a remnant shall be saved. 

Those who have witness that they 
are saved feel it is as it were by the 
skin of_ their teeth. It is to them a 
wonder. They were not. epxecting it, 
or looking for it. They Wera feeling 
that it ir, for others, not for me. 

"Mercy suits them, and for this they 1 
Entreat. R^Vthe reinnant of Israel 



62 

shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies. 
They hate false ways; neither shall a 
deceitful tongue be found in their 
mouth. 

Whal a wonderful people; neither 
shall a deceitful tongue be found in 
their mouth. How wonderful is the 
control of such as are free from guile. 
He that sets a guard on hi:j own speech 
rules his house keeping Lis body un- 
der, and sp^iks no guile — in a wonder. 

Such feed on Round food and are 
healthy. Much has b< en said and 
written of late on pure food. When 
people become diseased the doctor en- 
deavors to hea! them 1 ■ the manage- 
ment of their diet, limiting it in quali- 
ty and amount. But here is a safer 
pi-ps^rintion. For they shall feed and 
lie down, rest and nc^° shall make 
them afraid Those that g»t at the ta- 
ble where food is pure — the bread of 
lif.—nppo 1 not fear danger. When the 
Lord lends his flock by the still waters, 
end f'-^ds them with the bread of life, 
Ihere need Ir no fear what man can do 
unto such. The Lord vatches them 
in even* movement lest any hurt 
them. Thev have felt the need of that 
protection 'hat secures the remnant 
that do no iniquity. P. D. G. 




MRS. NANNIE MOORE. 

Dear Brother Gold: — I will try in 
my weak way lo w rite in memory of 
my darling mother. I do not feel wor- 
thy of the sad task, or that I can give 
her justice ; but, if the Lord will guide 
my pen, I willl try. 

She was Nannie J. Moore, wife of 
deacon A. V. Moore. Before her mar- 
riage she was Miss Nr.nni© Hawkins, 
daughter of Ctdvin and Fannie Haw. 
kiuB, She passed away*. JoJjr 1 10^1 \ 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



She was born December 29, 1852, mak- 
ing her stay on earth 64 years, 8 
months. On December 26th she was 
married to A. V. . jure. To this un- 
ion were born 8 childlren; 2 died in 
childhood. She leaves to mourn her 
loss 6 children, and an aged husband. 
She was indeed a good wife and moth- 
er. She was of a lively disposition, 
making "it pleasant for all around her. 

In early life the Lord spoke peace 
to her soul, and gave her a sweet hope 
in Him. She kept this all to herself 
until 1889 or 1890 the Lord made her 
willing to confess Him before men; so 
she wiih her husband went before the 
church at Wheelers and told what a 
dear Savior she had found, was re- 
ceived and baptized the 2nd Sunday 
in December by Elder D. R. Moore. 
She live,d a consistent member till 
death. We kid her in that dear old 
churchyard where she loved to go so 
well. 

She loved to have the brethren and 
sisters visit her, and always enjoyed 
fixing for them. She was kind to the 
"sick. She" felt that was one of her 
■Christian duties. She seemed to know 
.'where, to go to be helpful and of com- 
fort to the needy. 

Five* years ago she had a slight 
stroke of paralysis which affected her 
left side, and especially her head and 
ey^s." She never was the same any 
more; but lingered on up and down 
until last March she was confined to 
her bed "with stomach trouble, and 
never was able to be up again, but 
.bore 'her. sufferings with so much pa- 
tience. Her suffering was great all 
the time. The last day she lived I 
never saw any one suffer so; but .her 
faith was strong. She asked us all to 
heir) her praise the Lord. 

It is so heart-Breaking to stand by 
$ffld see onr loVed ones suffer and pass 
tfway* and w% »tw ptyw«fri***? W db 81*7 



thing. Only those who have passed 
through these sad trials know how 
hard it is.. 

1 loved my dear mother, as dear as 
a child could. It peeing I can't give 
her up, but 1 truly believe she is rest- 
ing in the arms of Jesus away from 
this troublesome world of strife. 

It is so lonely without her. What 
is home without a mother. I could go 
to her for advice; and now she is gone 
never to return. 

Oh, dear brothers and siste.-s, if you 
can have a mind to do so, prav for me 
that I may be reconciled to the will of 
the Lord. 

Dearest mother, thou hast left us; 

And our loss we deeply feel; 
But 'tis God that, has bereft us, 

H" will all our sorrows heal. 

Written by her lonely daughter, 
MARY MOORE. 
Hurdles Mills, N. O, R. 3. 



Again Death, the reaper, has invad- 
ed our little church and taken from 
our midst our beloved brother James 
M. Harris and robbed us of our most 
aged member. 

Resolved, by the Primitive Baptist 
churcli at ReidsviRp, N. O, in confer 
pnr -iss-mbl^d September meeting, 
1917, that while we mourn the loss of 
our worthy brother, we bow in hum- 
ble submission to the will of an all- 
wise Ood who knows the end from the 
Vginnin? and who calls His people 
*w fh" shores of time and saves 
them with an everlasting salvation. 

Resolved further, That a copy of 
these resolutions be recorded - in our 
church book conies s^rt to tb n .bereav- 
ed family and a copy sent to Zion V 
Landmark for publication. 

Elder 0. T. Denny, Moderator, 
jfitf. A; Walker, Clerk. 



ZIOH'S LANDMARK 



Oil motion Elders Xure Lee, L. A. 
Johnson and. brother W. V. liiacknian 
be appointed, to write resolutions oi 
respeet to brother Moses Lee and that 
a copy be printed in our minutes, a 
copy sent to Zion's Landmark and a 
eopy sent to his ehildren. 

SUSAN E. ANDREWS LELLFLOW- 
ER. 

My Dear sister Susan E. Bellnower 
departed this life November 16th, 
l'Jlo. The subject of this sketch was 
born October 26, 16 id, making her 
stay on earth •Li years and 21 days, 
fehe was the daughter of iienry L. and 
Uinderilla Andrews. She was mar- 
ried to Ashhy Lee Leilnower on 1 eb- 
ruary 22, 16i)l. Unto this uniou were 
burn live children, four gills and one 
boy, ail living, two oldest girls are 
married. She always had i'an'iy good 
health until the year 1U1!1, a cancer 
was discovered in her left breast, it 
grew worse until in February 1915 
she was taken to the hospital where 
.she underwent an operation, and stay- 
ed in hospital about three weeks, re- 
turned home and improved real fast, 
in the summer she enjoyed the best 
health that she had in many years, 
and the last week in September she 
walked out to father's, spent the day, 
and the next day was laiten with a 
hurting in her right side. It grew 
worse so fast that the Dr. was called 
in. He told her it was her liver en- 
larged and it was only a matter of 
time for her improvement. She knew 
then it was a cancer which weakened 
her very fast uutU the cold hands of 
death relieved her. She was confined 
to her bed two weeks, became uncon- 
scious on Friday before she went to 
sleep with Jesus on Tuesday morning 
at one o'clock. 

She bore her suffering without a 
murmur. Wouldn't let any one wait 



on her as long as she could handle any- 
thing. 

bne was not a member of any 
cnurcn, uiough a strong believer in 
ine i rimiuvc liaptists, and was a 
unristian hearten woman, always 
'uanueu to ao wnat was right, was a 
gooa niouier, wife and neighbor, and 
was wniing lo help arounu the sick at 
any lime sue couia ue oi any service, 
one icii a nubuana, nve chddren, lath- 
er, niouier, sisters and brothers, and 
a nosi oi menus and relatives to 
mourn uieir loss. We hope the blessed 
uoru nas caiicU her to a happier home 
man ncre on earth, ohe always led a 
good, honesi and truthful life. 1 trust 
ine i^ord will direct her chddren to 
lead the same life she led before them. 

She died and was laid to rest on the 
loth in the famdy burying ground, 
bhe is peacefully sleeping. 

i\lay the Lord guide and protect her 
husband and children through this 
world of trials and trouble of life. 

We miss our dear sister's snuling 
face, kind and willing hands, whose 
place no one on earth can ever till. It 
was hard to ' give up our dear sister, 
though the Lord loved her more, and 
His blessed will must be done and not 
ours. 

Written by her sister, 1 

FLOSSIE A. HARRELL. 

ELDER J. E. ADAMS. 

Reedy Prong Church — 4th Sunday 
and Saturday before in December 
Thence to Black River Union at Seven 
Mile church 5th Saturday and Sunday 
in December. 

Hornet Church — Monday and Tues- 
day after. 

Mingo — Wednesday. 

Church at Dunn — Wednesday night. 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 
jThe Seven Mile Primitive Baptist 



65 



ZION'S LANDMAKjK 



-ooodauuu o^ing assembled on Satur- 

uexorc u,c ouiiuu,, in ocptem- 

uu -l^'xi, ui'uci'cu tiiat urtjuiren -u*. -ti. 
wuiiixauii, auic i-icu una \t ancr v. 
-uiaciuiiau, uraiL unu. asu. lo uo puu* 
tfisneu in nic oc\en juiie .u.ssoeiiiaon 
a lnenioricu resolution, io-\vH, mat 
nneixus 1l lias pieaseu uic .Aiiiilgnij 



uoa ) 



. an 



k\ en < 



rules in cne army ui lieu von ana among 
me nmauiiuiHs 01 trie oarm to can 
iroiii our nirusb uu .August J, lull, our 
ueariy beloved orotner una ueacon 
mioses .Lice, one who naa uic unsseu 
cause or iiis J^ord and Aiasier ai iicart. 
oouictiiiiig iiiic nail Uic uuys wane uc 
was Jicrc upon me stage 01 aciioii ou 
die earua, out, uio summons came oe- 
lure man s allolieu days, iliree score 
and lcu years, being w years, 10 
months, and days oia. iiis loviug 
companion bidding ail earthly scenes 
adieu only a lew days belore, leaving 
J children living iroia two years up to 
20 years old who have our sympathy. 
Not only will lie be missed in iiis home 
community and church but iu our as- 
sociations And will say our associa- 
tion generally chose him on hnance 
committtee and looked upon him as 
being our able counsellor This dear 
brother was an excellent citizen, very 
successful farmer, a faithful member 
of the Primitive Baptist church at 
Mingo, and also a model man. His de- 
parture brings tears to our eyes, but 
we hope our loss is his eternal gain. 

First, the church at Mingo and the 
association assembled, bow in humble 
submission to Him whose mercy en- 
dureth forever. 

. Second, that the community has lost 
a useful neighbor, t lie family a loving 
father, the church an able deacon 
Much of his tune being spent in the 
service of his heavenly Father, under- 
going privations and hardships. 

Third, We extend condolences to the 
bereaved family, all relatives and 



friends. The churches and associa- 
tions where he visited. 

Fourth, a copy be inserted in the 
minutes of the Seven Mile Association, 
and one be spread on our church rec- 
ord and one sent to Zion's Landmark 
for publication and a copy be sent to 
the bereaved family. 

Done by the order of the Seven Mile 
Primitive Baptist Association. 

Elder W. C. Turner, Moderator, 

Bro. C. Hodges, Clerk, 

Elder Xure Lee, 

Elder L. A. Johnson, 

Bro. W. V. Blackmail, Committee. 



tarii 



Lari 



by i 



i H-ck water Relieves Weak and 
Nervous People. 

Hock Water is being prescr/bei 



uebii 



n the treatment of i 
s a tonic and tlesti- 
builder. 'i..ey also recommend it in cases 
of indigestion, dyspepsia, rheumatism, gour, 
eczenu and diseases arising from uric acid 
poisoning and for disorders of the stomach, 
liver, kidneys and bowels. 

Mr. J. W. McCoy, of Charlotte, A \. C, 
writes: "I had a violent case of typhoid 
fever and for three years was a nervous 
wreck. I was totally unfit for any kind of 
business. I suffered continually from my 
s.omach. My improvement began with the 
use of Barium Rock Water and I was en- 
t.rely cured." 

If you are weak and nervous, if you suffer 
fiom melancholia, hysteria or are afflicted 
with any of the above diseases, send $2.00 
lor ten gadons. If it fails to relieve your 
( ase, we will refund your $2.00. It is under- 
stood that the empty demijohns are to he 
returned prepaid. Address Barium Springs 
Co., Box E-20, Barium Springs, N. C. 



No. 666 

This ii a prescription prepared especially 
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER. 

Five or six doses will break any case, and 
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not 
return. It acts on the liver better than 
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c 



A POSITION ASSURED 



,1 l;i.,n, h, s, Bookkeep. 



66 



Red Blood and Courage! 



(by n 



LUCAS, ) 



What drives the men right up to the 
trenches in this war is courage, and it's 
red blood that "puts the heart" in the 
men. Did any one ever see a puny, thin- 
blooded man ever rush into the fight with 
any chance of winning out ? With rich, 
pure blood you can face any hardship, 
reach any goal. But you are handi- 
capped in the race of life without it. 
Every tissue, bone, muscle, should take 
from the blood certain materials and 
return to it certain others. When the 
poisons accumulate in the blood, perhaps 
the face breaks out in pimples, or boils 
appear on the neck, and we feel languid, 
tired, our vitality is at a low ebb, and 
we easily catch cold. 

It's time to take an alterative extract 
and blood-purifier, taken from Nature's 
forests. Such a one is made up of 
Golden Scr.l, Blood and Stone root, 
Oregon (impe and Queen's root — ex- 
tracted with glvcerine and made into 
Bugar-coated tablets or liquid, and this 
has been sold by druggists for the past 
fifty years as Doctor Pierce's Golden 
Medical Discovery. 

Lenoir. N. C — "Dr. Pierce's Golden 
Medical Discovery is a great medicine tor 
me in building me up when I feel run-down 
in health. It gives me strength and flesh. 
I have been using it at different times for 
thirty years or more. I began its use ior 
catarrh, and it greatly relieved me. lean 
heartily recommend the - Discovery as a 
blood medicine."-- Mrs. Lucy Beach. 

Lopisvtt.t.e, Ky.— "This is to certify 
that 1 have been in bad health [or a long 
time, suffering from stomach trouble. 
Had terrible spells of indigestion and 
sour stomach. A friend told me about Dr. 
Pierce'- (iolden Medical Discovery. I had 
little faith at first but she persuaded me 
to try it. I have taken a little over four 
bottles of it and mv stomach trouble has 
vanished. 1 can now eat everything and 
sleep like a lamb. I want to give all the 
credit to this great medicine, which 1 
consider the best on earth for stomach 
trouble."— T. T. Layton, Route 2, Box 28, 
Berry Roulcvard. 

A Guaranteed Remedy For 

CATARRH 

The "Disinfectant Vitalizing Treatment" 
with the Y. Q. C. Inhaler is the ideal method 
of treating catarrh and kindred troubles. 
This germ-killing vaporized air goes to the 
most remote parts of the air passages and 
gives quick relief. Absolutely harmless. Won- 
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ed. At druggists or by mail from 
Y. Q. CALDWELL, JR., 
PARIS, TENN. 




A REMARKABLE 
STATEMENT 

Mrs. Sheldon Spent $1900 for 
Treatment Without Bene- 
fit. Finally Made Well by 
Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg- 
etable Compound. 

Englewood, 111. — "While going 
through the Change of Life I suffered 
^with headaches, ner- 
||vousness, flashes of 
heat, and I suffered 
so much I did not 
know what I was 
doing at times. I 
spent $1900 on doc- 
tors and not one did 
me any good. One 
day a lady called at 
my house and said 
she had been as sick 
as I was atom. Lime, 
and Lydia E. ' ink- 
ham's Vegetable 
Compound made her well, so I took it and 
now I am just as well as. I ever was. I 
cannot understand why women don't 
see how much pain and: suffering they 
would escape by taking your medicine. 
I cannot praise it enough for it saved 
my life and kept me from the Insane 
Hospital."— Mrs. E. Sheldon, 5657 S. 
Halsted St., Englewood, 111. 

Physicians undoubtedly did their best, 
battled with this case steadily and could 
do no more, but often the most scientific 
treatment is surpassed by the medicinal 
properties of the good old fashioned 
roots and herbs contained in Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

If any complication exists it 
pays to write the Lydia E. Pink- 
ham Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass., 
for special free advice. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in St-dkes County, N. C., remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
the bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, etc. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 




STANDARD MEMORIAL WINDOWS 

MADE IN HIGH POINT 

Beautiful in design— strong in i 
plant in the South. Capacity for 
Satisfaction guaiantf>c.l. li.-fWi-nces— any oi 
bank or l.ank.-r In Ilicli Point. Writ. 1-1 . ..><•. 

STANDARD MIRROR CO., High Point, N. C. 



HE HAS IRON 

IN HIS BLOOD 

That is why lie is such a great win- 
ner, accomplishes so much, why he 
overcomes obstacles and knows no 
such thing as failure. 

Iron in the successful formula for 
Peptiron, which also includes pepsin, 
mix, celery and other tonics, seda- 
tives and digestives, helps to give 
strength, color and body to the 
blood ; reddens pale cheeks, steadies 
the nerves, nourishes and gives 
stamina to the whole body. 

Peptiron is in pill form, chocolate 
coated, pleasant to take, easily as- 
similated — the most successful com- 
bination of iron that its makers, C. I. 
llood Co., Lowell, Mass., know of. 

It is the medicine for you. 

It will put iron into your blood. 

\jjjfiNE Granulated eyelids, 

1 Sore Eyes, Eyes Inflamed by 
San. £>«,»* and Wind quickly 
relieved by Murine. Try it in 



V/. r?jr C vour Eyesand in Baby'sEyes. 

TOUR LYtJi 



J No Smarting, Just Eye Comfort 

Murine Eye Remedy , 



Why Look 
So Thin? 

It is not becoming — nor 
safe for your health. Add 
flesh to your bones and roses to yom 
cheeks by drinking a glass of this 
delicious digestant with each meal 

Shivar Ale 

PURE DIGESTIVE AROMATTCS WITH 
SHIVAR MINERAL WATER AND GINGER 

'Phone your grocer or druggist for 
a dozen bottles. Satisfaction guar- 
anteed or your money refunded on 
first dozen used. 

Bottled and guaranteed by the cele- 
brated Shivar Mineral Spring, Shel 
ton, S. C. If your regular dealei 
cannot supply you ask him to order 
it for you, of write to the Spring 
and we will see that you are sup- 



*E plied. 



^1 


PERUNA Best All 


r 1 

■ * & 


Around Medicine 


I Hope 
\ You 
Will 
Publish 
This 
Letter 


Ever Made 


Mr. W. H. Edgar, 49 Cooper St., At- 
lanta, Georgia, writes: 

"I suffered for fifteen years with 
rheumatic symptoms. Peruna cured 
me and I think it is the best all 
around medicine ever made. I hope 
you will publish this letter for the 
benefit of others who suffer." 




Those who object to liquid medi- 
cines can procure Peruna Tablets. 



RON'S LANDMARK 



The Breath *sf Foizest 



leader of International fame, who induced 
over a million men to sign the pledge, de- 
veloped a very serious catarrhal trouble. 

He went to inland Australia, where he 
breathed day and night iht antiseptic bal- 
sams as given off by the forests, especially 



derful catarrhal treatment,— Hyomei. 
Hyomei is a germ killing vaporized air 





CANCER TREATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE KELLAM HOS. TAL. 
The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of tl' many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated d\irj,ng the past twenty-tw^g 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL. 1617 W. Main 
St.. Klohmond. Vn. 



FOR THROAT AND LUNGS 

MU BBORM COUGHS AND COLDS 

Eckmans 
Alterative 



somp 



• I I F4t)INfi DRUGGISTS 



NOTICE* 



verecase of Piles of 40 years standing in four 
da v*n nhout the knife, pain or detention from 
business. I want all such sufferers to learn 
about this humane treatment. 
R. M. JOSEY. Rout* 4, Lamar, S. C. 



RUB-MY-TISM 

Will cure your Rheumatism 
Neuralgia, Headaches, Cramps, 
Colic, Sprains, Bruises, Cuts and 
Burns, Old Sores, Stings of Insects 
Etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, used in- 
ternally and externally Price 25c. 



TOBACCO HABIT BANISHED. 

In 48 to 72 hours. No craving for tobacco 
in anv form after completing treatment 
Contains no hahlt forming drugs. Satisfac- 
tory results frtiarant^ol in every case. 
Write Newp'l Pharm? ->i Co Dept 90 gt 
Louis. Mo. 'or FREE Booklet "TOBACCO 
REDEEMER" and positive proof. 



ECZEMA 

IS CURABLE. Write me today and I will 

send you a free trial of my mild, soothing 
guaranteed treatment that will prove it. 
Stops the itching and heals permanently. 
DR. CANNADAY, 1226 Park Square, SedaMa, 
Missouri. 



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ZION'S LANDMARK 



Renew Yonr 
Health 

At Natuies Fountain 

Without the Expense 
and Loss of Time Nec- 

ccssary for a Visit to 

the Spring. 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man ami woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, tail 
to respond to drag's prepared by human skill. 
In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much harm as good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
I hysicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" 
fir the reason that they persist in spile ( t 
drug treatment. I do not refer to incurable 
diseases such as cancer and consumption, 
but to that larger class of functional dis- 
orders which we meet every day. where the 
organs of digestion and elimination are 
impaired. 

For this class oi cases our best physi- 
cians and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs, 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about the poor man who 
has not the money or the busy man or wom- 
an who cannot spare the time to spend sev- 
eral weeks or possibly months at a health 
resort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
restoration to health which Nature has pro- 
vided? Read my answer in the coupon at 
the bottom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
va r Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
my Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thousands 
of friends in all parts of America and even 
in foreign countries, whose faces I have 
never seen. Yet I count them my friends 
for the Shivar Spring Water has bound 
them to me by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 




not hesitate to acce 
no limits or con "itio 
on the coupon. If j 
ters that come to me 
ten thousand a ye; , 
of them similar to tl 
would not wonder t 
displaying my absol 
restorative powers of 

indi: 



lie vast majo; 
inted below, . 
make this o 
mndence in 
[■ Mineral Wa 



"TION 



I was suffering w'.ih h digestion stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. 1 
had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded 
wheat, a very insufficient diet for an active 
working man, and, of course, from disease 
and starvation was in a very low state of 
nervous vitality and general debility. I 
ordered ten gallons of your Mineral Water 
which I used continuously, reordering when 
necessary, and in four months gained twen- 
ty-nine pounds, was strong and perfectly 
well, and have worked practically every 
day since. It acts as a general renovator 
of the system. T prescribe it in my prac- 
tice and it has in every instance had the 
desired effects. It is essential to use this 
water in as large quantities as possible, for 
its properties are so happily blended and 
in such proportion that they will not dis- 
turb the most delicate system. It is purely 
Nature's remedy. 

A.L.R.AVANT, M.D., Savannah.Ga. 
I feel it my duty to suffering humanity 
to make public announcement of the benefits 
I have derived from Shivar Spring Water. 
I have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve, and after drinking 
it for four weeks I gained fifteen pounds. I 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



70 



feel better and stronger than 1 have in 
twenty-nve years. 1 strongly recommend 
tnis water to any one with stoniaeh irouule 
I am writing this voluntarily and tiu^t it 
will fall in the hands of many who are so 
unfortunate as to be afllieted with muiges- 
tion and nervous dyspepsia. 

C. V". TRU1TT, LaG range, Ga., 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 

DYSPEPSIA 

I have suffered for many years from gas 
trie troubles, stomach puhed and ioju t>uuc. 
I have tried many remeuies anu a good 
many waters. Some have Helped, but none 
have given me such relief as your Spring 
Water. 1 use it and recommend it to my 
patients. W. D. GRIGGSBY, M.D., 

Blaney, S. C 

For many years 1 suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. 1 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country- and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief, .how- 
ever, 1 had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, fat by accident 
1 happened to get bold of one of your ijook- 
\ets, and decided to try Shivar Spring Wat- 
er. After di inking the water tor about 
three weeks I was entirely relieved, anu 
since that time have suffered but little in- 
convenience from my trouble. 1 cheerfully 
recommend the use of your Water to any 
one that may be suffering from stomach 
trouble. OSCAR T. SMITH, 

Baltimore, Md. 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Stat'r.s. 

—Fill Out This Coupon and Mail It Today—; 

Shivar Spring, | 
Box 55 T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: 1 accept your offer and \ 

enclose herewith two dollars ($2.0u» i 

for ten gallons of Shivar Mineral | 

Spring Water. 1 agree to give it a fair | 
trial in accordance with the instruc- 
tions which you will send, and if 1 

report no benefit therefrom you agree | 

to refund .the price of the water in - j 

full, on receipt of the two empty demi- | 

johns, which I agree to return within I 
a month. 

i Name I 

P. O..... I 

Express Office I 

(Please write distinctly.) 



RHEUMATISM 

I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that 
It has acted nicely is each case, and 1 
believe that if used continuously for a rea 
eonable time will give permanent relief. It 



will purify the blood, relieve OK^ilitv. stim- 
ulate the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C.A.CROSBY, M.D., Leeds, S. C. 

Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. ( Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. WM. C. Cai-TER. 

Fredericksburg, Va. 

I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It. lias done me more good than anythiug I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. .- 

MRS. H.C.ED WARDS. Roper.N.C 
BILIOUSNESS 

For over two years following a nervous 
breakdown, i have suffered with a liver so 
torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances. 
1 came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the Water. Upon advice, however, the 
first night I took a laxative; the second 
night a mild one. Since then I ha^e taken 
none at all. The effect of the water has 
been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my haalth and spirits 
greatly improved. 1 am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the Water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. 

S.A.DERIEUX, Greenville.S.C. 
LIVER AND KIDNEY 

1 li el that it is due you that I should give 
my testimony, unsolicited, as to the benefits 
derived from the use of your Shivar Springs 
Water. I was unable to do my work, and 
had been under the treatment of physicians 
for six months for kidney and livsr trou 
bles when 1 decided to try your Spring 
Water, and now after usii g it for about 
thirty days I am able to do my work, feel 
good, and have gained about twenty pounds. 
I most heartily recommend its use to all 
who suffer from disorder of the liver and 
kidneys. 

M.L.STEPHENS, Ohoopee, Ga. 
URIC ACID 

I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney trouble, and the Mic 
eral Wat r has helped me more th;m any- 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
fore heartily recommend same to all who 
need a speedy relief. 

W.F.MATHENY. M.L., Chancellor, Ala. 

I can recommend your Mineral Water for 
disorders caused by uric poison. I suffered 
and have been relieved. It affords me 
pleasure to recommend this Water to all 
sufferers J. H. WHITMORE, 

Lexington, Va. 



71 



ZION'B LJlNDMABK 



Rex Guano Distributor 




Auger conveyor dis- 
tributes fertilizer accu- 
rately. Easily regulat- 
ed. "When set for quan- 
tity wanted the feed 
never changes and is not 
affected by the speed of 
horse, up and down hill 
the same. Capacity with 
the usual mixture of cot- 
ton seed meal, acid and 
kainit on 3% ft. rows, 
200 lbs. to 1000 lbs. per 
acre. Light draft. Eep- 
resentative farmers 
throughout the entire 
cotton belt endorse and 
recommend it. 

Write for full particu- 
lars. 



JOHN BLUE, IVIfgr., Laurenburg, N. C. 



Get the Most Out of Your Food. 

The digestive organs absolutely need the 
influence of pure blood for the proper per- 
formance of their functions. i J ersons that 
sleep in small, ill-ventilated rooms compla;n 
ol little or no appetite in the morning anil 
of disagreeable dryness of the mouth ami 
throat. Why? Because, as a result of 
breathing air that is impure, their blood 
hi impure and fails to give their digestive 
organs the stimulus they must have for per- 
fect work, it is necessary that we should 
have pure blood if we want to get all the 
good out of what we eat that there is in it 
and to get it comfortably. Hood's Sarsa- 
parilla is distinguished for making pure, 
rich, vitalized blood, perfecting the digesion 
and building up the whole system. Get it 
today. 



MOTHER'S RIGHT-HANI) MAN] 

Throughout the day in the household the 
mother must face the burns, stings, cuts, 
bruises, sores, boil's, etc., of the children. 
Gray's Ointment gives immediate relief, 
soothes the pain, wards off blood poison and 
immediately begins its healing effect. Its 
constant use for ninety-seven years has 
made it a family word in every household. 
Its instantaneous healing effec| and it .3 
soothing relief to skin infection make it at 
most indispensable in the home. Telephone 
your druggist. If he hasn't it send his name 
to W. F. Gray & Co., 859 Gray Bldg , Nash- 
ville, Tenn. and you will receive a liberal 
sample FREE by return mail postpaid. 



CONSTIPATION, BILIOUSNESS AND 
LIVER DISORDERS. 

Cleanliness is the first law of health and 
it means more than keeping the hands ami 
body clean. It demands that tne inside of 
the body shall be kept clear of impurities. 
It demands that the waste products be not 
allowed to stay any longer in the body than 
Nature normally provides. 

The importance of keeping your bowels 
normal is seen when it is remembered that 
there is not a solitary disease in the entire 
list that does not demand as one of the 
firtt requisites in its treatment the thorough 
elimination of waste matter from the bowels. 

Two of the commonest causes of consti- 
pation are wrong diet and irregularity in 
going to stool. The liver failing to secrete 
enough bile is another potent reason. 

Dr. Miles' Liver Pills are an ideal remedy 
for such a condition. They gently stimulate 
the action of the liver and the bowels, and 
with careful attention to habits of stool and 
diet, insure their proper and regular action. 

The following are some of the reasons 
why we so strongly advocate the use of Dr. 
Miles' Liver Pills in cases of torpid liver, 
biliousness, constipation and indigestion: 
Because they do not cause griping or other 
unpleasant sensations like ordinary pills. 
Because their use does not derange the 
stomach, liver or bowels. Because they are 
a very gentle laxative and if properly used 
cause natural movements of the bowels. Be- 
cause they are small, mild and sure. 

MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind. 



Former Health Commissioner Says 
Nuxated Iron 

m - 
Should Be Used in Every Hospital and Prescribed 
by Every Physician— Attributes His own Great 
Physical Activity Today at Over 60 Years of Age 
Largely to His Personal Use of Nuxated Iron 



WHAT FORMER HEALTH 
COMMISSIONER KERR SAYS 

^'•As^Health Commissioner of tlie City ^of Chleago.^I was 

favoring a^parUcular^remedy. 1 but'l fedfthat 
lion an exception should be marie to toe rule. 



y to make known tl 



I have taken 
health-giving 

-* public 
( .-a ^of lta 

o?"uiated C Iron! aucfu 
enaoroemeni snail inauc» anaetnio. nervous, run-down 
and women to talte Nuxated Iron, and receive the won- 
1 tunic in iu fits which I have received. I shall feel 
that I made an exception to my life-long 



cngth-huildinz e. 
■I fare, I feel it rr 
;- t I am n " 



It From 

iron, i ieei mat it is sucn a vaiuaoie remedy that 
It o ight to be used in every hospital and prescribed by «ery 
physician In this country." 

Former Health Commissioner, City of Chicago. 



NOTE— Nuxated Iron, - 



been used by Forrr 




ilth Commissioner 



introduced Anti-toxin 
n Chicago's He 
He purified 



Department. 

milk for tho Consumers 
thereby helped to save the lives 
of thousands of babies. He in- 
troduced the anti-spitting ordi- 
nance which has been copied all 
juntry and also took 
I garbage 



>uld greatly lessen the wor. .. 
l as and troubles of Health Com- 
sucb missioners in keeping up a high 
io .oo standard of public health. 



Miller's Antiseptic Oil, Known as 

SNAKE OIL 

Will Limber You Up— A New Creation, 
Pain Killer and Antiseptic Combined 

For rheumatism, neuralgia, lumbago, stiff 
and swollen joints, corns, bunions, or what- 
•Ter the pain may be it is said to be without 
an equal. For cuts, burns, bruises, sore 
throat, croup, diphtheria and tonsilitis it has 
been found most effective. Accept no substi- 
tute. This great oil is golden red color 
only. There is nothing like it. Every bottle 
guaranteed. 25c, 50c and $1 or money re- 
funded. All leading druggists, or sent post- 
paid from Herb Juice Medicine Co., Jackson, 
Teoa. 



Ask Your Dealer For 
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS 

Manufactured by 
American Fertilizer Company, 

Norfolk, Va. 
•'Best on Earth— Best in Earth." 



Unimpeachable — if you were to see the 
unequalled volume of unimpeachable testi* 
mony in favor of Hood's Sarsaparilla, you 
would upbraid yourself for so long delaying 
to take this effective medicine for that 
blood, disease from which you are suffering. 



ZW s 
Landmark 

PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 

<J AT 
WILSOx NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School TSaptist 



VOL. LI. Wilson, N. C, Jan. 1, 1918 NO. 4 



P. D, GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. (J, 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor Floyd, Va. 



$2.00 PER YEAR 



The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



"Ask for the eld paths whore is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its eords of love. 

It hopes to rejeet all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to seareh the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

NOTICE I 

When a subscriber desires his paper changed he should 
state plainly both the old and new poatoffices. When one 
wishes his paper stepped, let him send what is due, and also 
state his postoffice. 

Let each subscriber pay for his paper in advance if pos- 
sible, and when he renews give the same name it has been 
going in, unless he wishes it changed, then he should state 
both the old and the new names. 

If the money sent has not been receipted, please inform 
me of it. When you ean always send money by money order 
or check, or draft, or registered letter or by express. 

Each subscriber ean tell the time to which he paid for the 
paper by noticing the date just after his name. 

All brethren and friends are requested to aet as agents. 

All names and post offices should be written plainly. 

All lovers of gospel truth are invited to write for it — if 
so impressed. 

May grace, mercy and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

All communications, business letters, remittances of P. 0. 
Orders, money, drafts, etc., should be sent to 

P. D. GOLD, 



Wflaon, N. C. 



ZIONS LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAli&E OF JESUS CHRIST 



NEW YEAR. 

The year li918 opens in this country 
under auspices not inviting to an} 
that love peace and quietness. 

It is a pleasure to behold the inhab- 
itants of a country dwelling in good 
wilili and quietness, the laws honored 
by the people, labor bringing in its 
peaceful products, each one dwelling 
under his own vine and tig tree, and 
none daring to make hi in afraid. 

What a difference there is between 
peace and protection, where there do 
not appear to be any enemies, and 
where each one that labors looks for 
a reasonable return for his toil. The 
rewards of toil and carefulness are 
encouraging. But when war is blast- 
ing the fair face of a land just recent- 
ly smiling with contentmenl and pros- 
perity, we wonder why there is so 
suddenly such a startling and shock- 
ing change. 

What does it all mean ? 

Observer. 

Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. G, 

Dear Brother- in Christ ; — Enclosed 
you will' find P. 0. Money Order to 
pay for Zion's Landmark. Please 
change the address from Winnsboro, 
Route 2, Wood County, Texas, to Ath- 
ens, Route 4 Henderson Co., Tex. 

Brother Gold, I will be more anx- 
ious for the Landmark since I have 



moved than I was at Winnsboro, as 
there are but few Baptists here, and 
but one church in reach of me, while 
at W innsboro I could go three Sun- 
days in each mouth. So you see 1 am 
greatly deprived of church privileges. 

While some times 1 feel like 1 am 
not tit to have these privileges, 1 am 
so vile and so unworthy to have a 
name among God's people, but it is all 
the comfort I find while here on this 
earth. 1 will miss one or two num- 
bers of the Landmark on account of 
not notifying you sooner, and I re- 
gret it very much, but have been so 
•busy since I sold out, haven't had time 
to write. 

It is much comfort to me to read I h, 
good letters from the dear brethren 
and sisters from afar that I have nev- 
er met, and the editorials, too, they 
are so much comfort to a poor down 
cast soul. So Brother Cold 1 don't 
see how I could do without the Land 
mark, as it will be most of the preach- 
ing myself and wife will have. 

Hoping you and yours are enjoying 
good health and wishing you a happy 
Christmas and prosperous New Year. 

Pray for us that our faith Tail not. 
here in this barren country. 

Your humble brother, saved by 
grace if saved at all., 

J. M. L1LES. 



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/.ION'S LANDMARK 



Elder P. D. (io^, 

Dear Brother: — Contrary to our or- 
iginal plans, wife and 1 turned to- 
ward home from Nichols, !S. C. 

1 wish, by your permission, to say 
to your readers that 1, in my weak 
way, filled all the appointments as 
published in the Landmark, and then 
went to the churches of the Mill 
Branch Association in S. C, where we 
had a very pleasant visit with them, 
tilling appointments from the 23rd of 
November until the <>th of December. 
I took sold the last week which set- 
tled in my throat and with much diffi- 
culty of speech tilled my last three ap- 
pointments. ( 

Although occasionally left to grope 
in the dark I have never before felt so 
much liberty in trying to preach, or so 
many expressions of appreciation 
from those with whom 1 mingled in 
love and fellowship. Neither did I 
meet any preachers riding hobbies, 
nor any brethren debating controvert- 
ed subjects. "How lovely it is for 
brethren to dwell together in peace." 

We left Nichols, S. C, December 8, 
at 8 a 'clock a. m. and arrived at home 
1 o'clock a. m. on the 9th. I had sent 
a card ahead to a neighbor but he had 
not received it, so when we got off the 
train we found ourselves in a temper- 
ature ten below zero and six inches of 
snow and five squares from our house 
which, when we reached it, was cold, 
dark and locked. We were furnished 
a comfortable bed at the next house 
where we had a good rest and sleep 
after our long ride. 

The weather has continued cold 
sinee we eame home, but my cold is 
almost well and our cnjly anxiety is 
for fuel whieh is very scarce, and is 
dealt out to customers in small paf- 
«els. 

Your brother in ©ospel bonds, 

W. N. THARP. 



FOLLOWERS. 

"Be ye followers of me, even as I 
also am of Christ." Cor. 11:1. 

jFor some cause this morning, this 
scripture has come into my mind and 
1 fee*! impressed to write a few words 
concerning it. 

Jn the 4th chapter, 16th verse the 
apostle says, "Wherefore I 'beseech 
you, be ye followers of me." 

A question might come, How far 
should the Corinthians follow the 
apostle' The answer is given, "Even 
as 1 also am of Christ. 

Jesus Christ is the great Shepherd 
of the sheep. His walking was alto- 
gether in righteousness. He Ls "the 
way" and in walking in His com- 
mandments we cannot go astray. 
Many things He said Himself and 
many He by His inspired servants. 
They, speaking by the Ho^'y (Ihost, 
sould not err for the Holy Ghost is of 
the mind of the Father and knows the 
Way or the Son. It was in this way 
that the scriptures were given to us 
and they cannot be wrong. Not one 
ease with whieh the church should be 
confronted in all of her existence hers 
that has not a rule by whieh she 
should be governed. We may not be 
abl'e to se it but it is there and no mis- 
take. We should attribute all fail- 
ings to our own short-sightedness and 
failures in understanding, for "All 
scripture is given (by inspiration of 
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for 
reproof, for correction, for instruction 
in righteousness, that the man of 
God may be perfect, thoroughly fur- 
nished unto all good works." 2nd 
Tim. 3 : 16,17. 

If there is anything short about the 
scriptures the servants of God and 
the children of God are |lteft as a vessel 
at sea without a eh art to tell the eap- 
tain whieh way to steer. If there is 
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pointed out fully we are in a fog with- 
out any directions how to go. 

We get wrong but the Bible never 
does. Paul did not claim perfection 
but declared himseSf to be a sinner. 
Peter was not perfect for Paul said he 
was to be blamed. Gal. 2:11. What 
had he done? He was there with the 
Gentile brethren and ate with them 
until eertain Jews came there and 
then he dissembled with with them 
and refused to eat with the Gentiles. 
He was following the law and not the 
word— not the Lord Jesus Christ. 
Therefore Paul withstood him to the 
(face. (He did not backbite him, nor 
deride him. ) 

This proves that it would not do to 
follow Peter, neither would it do to 
follow Paul, but it was safe to follow 
either of them as far as they followed 
f'hrist. 

These things are jlteft on record for 
flur learning. In no age of the world 
is the church to follow any man nor 
men. She may love onje as her pastor 
or her Deacon and have all confidence 
in him but every man is fallible and 
therefore needs to be watched. Not 
watched that he may accuse or injure 
him but that the church be not led as- 
stray. 

There is very little danger in our 
following one in whom we have not 
the utmost confidence. One we love 
and are willing to be guided by, that 
is the one who is most dangerous to 
the church because she will trust him 
further. 

There is no time for the church to 
sleep, but, "Put on the whole armor 
of God, that ye may be able to stand 
against the wiles of the devij 1 . For we 
wrestle not against flesh and blood, 
against principalities wrestle against 
the wilera of the darkness of th,i* 
■wo add. a pains* spiatoiAl wickfldn^s in 
high places. Wherefore take unto 
y'oti the wfcole amor of God, that ye 



may be able to withstand in the evil 
day, and having done a|l to stand." 
Eph. 6:11-13. 

There is no time, no time in this life 
that we may lay the armor f by and 
sleep on our arms which are not car-, 
nal, but mighty through God to the 
pulling down of strongholds. 2nd 
Cor. 10:4. 

If we find any one who wishes to be 
a leader among us especially if he 
shows that he would lead us off in any 
faction from the regular line of the 
scriptures and the church, however 
much we may love him, and however 
much confidence we may have in him, 
let us stop. Do not follow any one to 
the disturbance of the peace of the 
church. If you do not know what to 
do refuse to do anything. There can 
be no harm in standng still. "Be stijjl 
and know that I am God," is the 
word. Again, "Having done all to 
stand." Let this be your guide. 

In hope and love for the truth and 
righteousness of the church, I am. 

Yours in hope, L. H. HARDY. 



Atlantic, N. C. 

Lin wood, R. 8, Davidson Co., N. C. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother in the Lord:— It is 
time for me to re n ew my subscription 
for the dear old Landmark and it 
seems as if it is a weight of impres- 
sion upon my mind to tell you with 
the readers of the Landmark, a part 
of an incident that has come to pass 
in our midst witsin the last few dam 
A very delicate and much afflicted 
little granddaughter, not quite eleven 
years old became concerned about her 
soul's welfare and after hni.cn ' Strong 
eryingr and praying the Lord appeared 
to her in » vision of Hie night and she 
sajd shVlovAd iM-erybnriy aurl wcivr- 
body lorWd Jj£r Khe appeared to b- 
very happr for a short time; then th> 
subject of baptism came 'with stfeh 



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force that she desired her father to 
take her to Lexingto", it being their 
regular meeting day at that place, so 
she could offer to the church. Her fa- 
ther consented to go and made her re- 
quest known to our church at Pine 
and several of them weaj to Lexing- 
ton. "When the opportune time was 
give 11 she went forward and gave full 
satisfaction to the church that she had 
been with Jesus and learned of Him. 
She was gladly received, our pastor 
not being present she requested that 
Elder W. K. Galimore baptize her at 
Harriston's ferry in North Yadkin 
river in Sunday mor n ing, September 
23, there being a previous appoint- 
ment at that place for baptism by the 
church from Noe Creek. There 1 wit- 
nessed one of the most solemn scenes 
I ever saw and am now 81 years 
old, lacking three months. I saw the 
preachers lead two candidates down 
in the water and lay them beneath the 
yielding waves, an emblem of the fu- 
ture grave ; they came up rejoicing in 
God their Savior. There stood the fa- 
ther and mother, brother Henry Wil- 
liams and wife, her grandfather (the 
writer) and her unci© and au n t, the fa- 
ther and mother and little cousin 
Mary "Williams, the one that Elder 
Ashburn baptized last fall which was 
the last official' work he ever did, he 
bejing called up higher one week later. 
Amidst singing, shouting and cryi n g 
we gave them our hands in token of 
love and fellowship. There was a 
large crowd of people gathered there, 
both white and colored and most all 
were melted in tears. I heard several 
say it was the most affecting baptiz- 
ing they ever witnessed. 

Dear brother Gold, I feel to say 
with Solomon, For Lo, the winter is 
past, the rain is gone, the flowers ap- 
pear on the earth, the time of the 
singing of the birds is come and the 
voice of the turtle is heard in our 



land. 

There were two baptized last seeoml 
Sunday at our church and we are 
looking for more next Sunday, as it 
has been requested for us to have a 
call meeting at that time. 

Now dear brother, I feel very weak 
physically, mentally and spiritually 
and I feel that you can bear with me 
in my feble way of expressing myself 
concerning our meeting. I wanted 
others to know of it and rejoice with 
us, though it was better felt than told. 

Pray for me in my declining days. 
My daughter Cynthia joines in love to 
you and sister Gold. 

Your old afflicted brother in the 
Lord, A. M. WILLIAMS. 

Elder P. D. Gold 

Dear Brother: — Pardon me for my 
delay in writing you. I have been 
very sick the most of my time since 
the Association a n d had to go to -the 
hospital at Raleigh. T came home the 
sixth of September. I am improving 
some but T suffer so much with rheu- 
matism and neuralgia. I am a poor 
miserable sufferer, but T hope some 
day to be relieved from all pain and 
suffering here below. T have a sweet 
hope that all my trial's and sufferings 
T'll leave behind and meet my Ood in 
peace. I have been in so much trou- 
ble about my son, my only depend- 
ence having to go to war I can hardlv 
live under it. T feel that I can't bear 
it. Oh God give me grace to bear it, 
for I am a poor helpless creature, it 
seems that my suffering is more than 
T can bear, but God is a stronghold in 
the time of trouble a very present 
hel'p i n time of need. Oh Lord, what 
shall T do? 

T will close, hoping to hear from you 
soon. Prav for me and mine. 
Your sister T hope. 

ROSA A. FOX. 

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EXPERIENCE. 

The following experiecne of sister 
Mary A. Hicks is republished by re- 
quest. P. D. Gold. 

Person County, N. C, Feb. 1, 1868. 
Dear Brother Bodenheimer : — By 
the permission and help of God, I will 
try, in my weak and feeble manner, to 
write what I hope the Lord has done 
Tor my poor soul-. 1 never thought 
anything about dying until 1 I was 
about thirteen years old. Then I was 
very sick, and my dear old mother 
came to my bedside and asked if 1 
thought anything about death. She 
She told me I ought to study about it ; 
that if I died in my sins 1 would be 
miserable. She told me that if 1 did 
not know what to say, to ask the Lord 
to be merciful to me a sinner; it was 
as good a thing as 1 could do, if I 
could ask him in earnest. \ still did 
not think that I was going to die. But 
those words always lay heavy on my 
mind after T got well. Often I thought 
that I would try to do better and quit 
sinning. I went on so until 1 married 
at about nineteen years of age. 1 
then said to my husband, we had noth- 
ing else to think about, and now let 
us try to do better. He said 1 could 
do as I pleosed, but he could not. I 
went (in so for twenty years. Some- 
times 1 was very much concerned 
about by situation in this lite, and at 
other times T could not study so much 
about it, for when I did I was of but 
kittle use to my family. About four 
years ago. when my eldest son start- 
ed to the army, t thought he Avas "one 
from me forever, for we were a poor 
wicked family, not worthy to ask the 
Lord to send him to us again. I veri- 
ly thought that if 1 was a Christian to 
pray to the Lord, that he would suf- 
fer him to return home to me. \ 
thought the morning he left that I 
would volunteer to find the Lord, if he 



was to be found by such a poor crea- 
ture as 1 was. 1 thought if I died, 1 
intended to die pleading for mercy. 
That I never intended to turn back to 
the world any more. 1 went so for 
near three years, and never forgot the 
promise I had made to the Lord, not a 
day at a time ; and if I missed in the 
day, I would lay and beg for mercy at 
night, when my family was asleep. All 
my craving was for conviction. I 
could not believe that I was convicted. 
There was a meeting appointed at Mr. 
Jas. Scoggins'. I felt desirous to go 
and hear Bro. McNealy preach; He 
was one of my old friends, and I 
thought something he might say 
would give me some relief. But my 
heart was so hardened that day, that 
I could not understaand a word that 
he said to give any ease to my mind. 
1 went that night to hear Brother Oak- 
ley. But stiljl' there was nothing for 
me. Brother McNealy preached at 
Wheeler's the next day. I felt bound 
to go, and sit where I could see him, 
and to understand something that he 
would say that day. But yet there 
was nothing for me, for I felt unwor- 
thy to look at him as he stood in the 
pulpit. I thought that God's peopjfe 
ought to view, but I ought not. After 
he was done, Brother Tuggle arose. 
He spoke from the Revelation about 
the end of time and the book of life ; 
and while he was talking, I thought 
*hat my name was not sealed, in the 
book of life ; that I was one of the lost 
race; but God had surely viewed me a 
sinner from the foundation of the 
world, and this was the cause why I 
could not understand preaching. I 
thought 1 had surely, received the 
mark of the beast. These were the 
sort of folks, I thought, that never 
need to pray. I thought sometimes 
that I had as well quit and never try 
any more, for the day of grace had 
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heart was contirually in prayer to 
God: "Lord be merciful to me a sin- 
ner;" "Lord save, 1 perish." T 
could not feel like the Lj;*d would ev- 
en hear such a wretched sinner as '1 
was. It bore on my mind for about 
two months to go to Mr. Richard Har- 
gis' family. I thought that they were 
God's people and I wou^Jd ask them to 
pray for me. So I went one day, but 
did not tell my business. It was the 
first and last time I ever was in their 
house. But though all their tajk was 
about religion. I f.elt proud while I 
was there that they did not name it to 
inc. But after I left and went home, 
I fett condemned, because I did not do 
what I went to do. I still felt poor 
and distressed in soul and thought no 
one on earth cared anything for me. 
F could hear of the good meetings go- 
ing on at Brother Blalock's and \ 
thought if I could go, there would be 
something done for my poor soul, for 
I felt like the love of God had rested 
on his house. I went to a meeting 
there, I believe on the first Sunday in 
last May. Brother Oakley preached. 
He surely told me my feelings; just 
the way I was feeling at the time. His 
text was: "And I will bring the blind 
'by a way that they know not ; 1 wijft 
lead them in paths that they have not 
known; I will make darkness light be- 
fore them, and crooked things 
straight; these things will I do unto 
them, and not forsake them.' 1 ' This 
text followed me constantly and I was 
delivered, if I ever was. After the 
meeting was over, one of my neigh- 
bors came to me and said she believed 
the Lord was at work with me. I told 
her T feared that, he had turned His 
back on me. I woujd stop in my 
tracks sometimes, and study whether 
I ever did a righteous thing in my life, 
but could see nothing good; all was 
sin, shame and guilt in the sight of the 
Lord. I took my Bible one Sabbath 



morning, and sat down to read, feel- 
ing like 1 had not a friend on earth. 
1 read in Paul's writings, and I felt 
surely I was like he was when he was 
persecuting the church of Christ. I 
fe|t like I had persecuted God's peo- 
ple, and feared he never would deal 
with me as he did with Paul, for he 
made him a fit servant, but he never 
would such a wretch as I was. I prom- 
ised the Lord if he would forgive me, 
I never would sin in His sight again, 
if I could help it. I felt willing to 
serve Him the remainder of my days 
in this worM. I went on that way un- 
til the next Tuesday week. I felt that 
1 did not want to spend one moment of 
my time in any other way, only in 
begging the Lord for help; and my 
thoughts were these : If I did not 
(feel willing to forsake husband and 
children, and all things on earth, to 
find the Lord precious to my soul, I 
did not know my own heart, and these 
words passed through my mind : the 
Lord can work on a sinner's heart and 
none can hinder. Then I felt like I 
loved them that I once hated. Then 
my wicked thoughts were these : That 
I would confess before God; but 
thought that as He had made me love 
them thus, no human ever should 
know it. Then these words passed 
through my mind again: Never be 
ashamed of what the Lord has done, 
for he can work on a sinner, and none 
can hinder. I sat pondering and won- 
dering, and hardly knew how I felt. 1 
believed that the Lord had visited me 
to show me His power; Ibut I did not 
take it for religion. But when I came 
to pray for my sins again, my burden 
was all gone. I prayed the Lord if I 
was deceived to undeceive me, and 
show me the right way to go. I went 
on so until Monday morning. I 
thought that I would go off to the old 
stable, and get on my knees . once 
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way, when the thought passed through 
my mind to go back, my poor child 
that was subject to fits would get 
burned up. As soon as I turned to go 
back, a thought occurred to'me again: 
The Lord would watch over her, go to 
Jesus. I went on, willing to trust her 
in His care. I fell in the stable, and 
begged the Lord to show me the way, 
for I was a poor distressed soui' the 
way 1 was. These words roHted. through 
my uy-nd while I was down there : 
That the Lamb of God was in heaven, 
making intercession for my soul. I 
believed it. was so for a moment. 1 
arose to return to the house, and re- 
joiced in heart. I had gone but a few 
steps before I was begging the Lord 
to forgive me for having such wicked 
thoughts as to think He had ever- 
heard such an unworthy wretch as 1 
was. 1 could not think thai I had ev- 
er suffered enough for the sin I had 
committed, 1 felt like the blood ought 
to be drawn from my heart that was 
shed for my sins then 1 could feel like 
I had suffered as 1 ought. I went on 
to the next day evening, when I was 
alone, the way J wished to be. I took 
my Bible and read, hoping I might 
read something that would satisfy my 
poor troubled mind. I received no 
comfort, and 1 thought that I would 
go up stairs once more to the Lord for 
help in prayer. My thoughts were, as 
I went, that 1 had no heart to pray 
for my sins; no, I had no heart to 
pray. But I believed that the Lord 
was able to give me a heart to pray 
in whatsoever way He would- 1 beg- 
get the Lord to teach me the way to 
go to him right.. I felt fully depend- 
ent on Him for help. These words 
passed through my mind : Believe on 
the Lord Jesus Christ;. Then I thought 
I did believe on Him and would be- 
live fdT he had done wonderful works 
for my poor soul. 1 felt to rejoice for 
several days, and wanted to see some 



christian persons and hear them talk; 
but did not see any one until Thurs- 
day, when a Baptist lady called and 
stayed all day wjith me. I told her my 
experience, when she replied she 
thought 1 was a changed person, and 
that I ought to try to take hold of the 
words that had been given me. But 1 
could not feel worthy, and she pro- 
ceeded to tell me her experience. Af- 
ter this 1 was more distressed, if pos- 
sible, for 1 was fearful that I was try- 
ing to take hold of that that wa». not 
for me. 1 read that night a chapter 
where the Lord delivered the five, two 
and one talents. It appeared that it 
bore on my mind that night and until 
next day, when it came to me, that the 
Lord had granted me what I had beg- 
ged him for, one crumb of mercy. L 
believed that that would wash my 
sins away, and that he would remem- 
ber them no more, and that God had 
viewed that 1 was not worthy of but 
one talent, and he had granted me 
that, and I was as the wicked servont, 
trying to bury the Lord's money in 
the earth. 1 fe^ft like when He came 
that lie would take from me and give 
to them that had more, and feared 
that 1 should still be cut off with the 
wicked. I then felt willing to try to 
take hold on that he had granted to 
me. Then J felt dike my troubles were 
all gone, and 1 thought I should not 
be distressed as before, for every- 
SIX p-from 
thing looked pleasant that I looked 
on. As I walked the yard, it looked 
like every bough of the trees and 
blade of grass were bowing in praise 
to their Maker. I remained in that 
situation about three days, when I be- 
gan to doubt and fear that I was de- 
ceived. I then thought that if I could 
hear the gospel preached again, if I 
was a christian I would know it, and 
that I Would not fee/' like I had done. 
I went to meeting the next day, and 



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Brother Moore told my feelings. But 
I could uot feel under his sermon like 
1 thought 1 should, nor like others I 
saw. I returned home, fearing and 
doubting that 1 was no christian. I 
continued to feel worse afil next day, 
and it seemed that my strength was 
leaving me, and that my joints were 
weakened. This frame lasted two 
days, and the thought passed through 
my mind, that I surely knew my heart 
well enough to kuow that 1 did believe 
God in all His works and ways, and 
that there was no human to compare 
with Christ, and He was tempted for- 
ty days. I then felt willing to trust 
God with my soul, believing that He 
would do right: 1 twas then three 
weeks in joy and praise to God, and 
the meek and lowly Lamb. One at 
home, nearly by myself, I was so fill- 
ed with joy that I could not conceal 
it. I sent my children from the house 
and told them not return until 1 ca.lL 
ed them.' I felt like I wanted to go to 
my lonesome place once more before 
night. "While I was down, trying to 
pray the best I knew, it seemed like, 
by the eye f faith, I could view the 
meek and lowly Lamb on the river 
side, to subdue the beast that arose to 
deceive the nation. It appeared like 
my faith flew above immediately, to 
see the power that God gave him to 
open the seventh seal of the book of 
life. Then I felt and believed that my 
name was sealed in that book, and 1 
never felt before as I did that even- 
ing. I thought surely it was the love 
of God in my soul, for 1 never had felt 
so much confirmed as T did at that 
time. Then my mind was impressed 
to join the persecuted Baptists. 1 felt 
£ike I wanted to live and die with 
them. I offered myself to the church 
and was received, and was ^baptized 
by brother F. L. Oakley, a* Upper 
South Hyco, in Person County, N. C, 



in September last. 1 desire the pray- 
ers of all God's people, for if I am 
one, I am the least. 

MARY A. HICKS. 



Union Ridge, N. C, R. No. 1. 

Dear Brother in Christ : — I hope 1 
feel to write to the Landmark and ask 
some brother to go to the training 
camp and preach to the boys. I feel it 
would be a great comfort to some of 
them, as there is one of our brothers 
at Bush Arbor church at Camp Jack- 
son, and I believe he wou)5d be glad to 
head some preaching. I have receiv- 
ed some good letters from him. 

If there should be any dear sister 
or brother who feels Hike writing to 
him I know he will be glad to hear 
from them. His address is Mr. Aza- 
riah H. Massey, 30b' Engineer Train, 
Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C. 

From your brother in hope of a bet- 
tet world, W. E. BYRD. 

A number of subscribers have paid 1 
for the Landmark, but whose dates 
have not been advanced. It has been 
difficult of late to obtain printers to 
do the necessary work on the Land- 
mark. We hope to obtain them soon. 
Then we will advance dates. P. D. G. 

G. M. TRLNT and M. L. WILLARD. 

Pleasant Grove — Saturday and 2nd 
Sunday in January. 

Wheelers — Monday. 

Roxboro — Tuesday. 

Helena — Wednesday. 

Mt. Lebanon — Thursday. 

Durham — Friday. 

"Wilmington — 3rd Sunday. 

Stump Sound — Monday. 

Maple Hill— Tuesday. ' 

Goldsboro — Wednesday night. 

Pine Level — Thursday. 

Selma — At night. 

Burlington — Friday night. 

Conveyance needed off railroad. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. LI. NUMBER 4 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C., JANUARY 1, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 

HIS VINEYARD. 
See Isai. 5:1-11. 

"Now will I sing- to my well belov- 
ed a song of my beloved touching his 
vineyard," etc. 

Reading and considering the char- 
acters, here referred to in the Lord's 
vineyard, the care taken in planting 
it, and nursing it, the choice' place of 
its planting, and the right to expect 
fruit that this vineyard should yield; 
well might it be said, "What could 
have been done more to my vineyard 
that I have not done to it?" 

It was planted of a goodly seed, the 
children of Abraham. Isaac was- the 
promised seed, planted in a goodly re- 
gion, called the promise jland. The 
Lord did QOt sell it to Israel; but he 
so environed it with a wonderful 
hedge of divine protection, and set- 
tled,, established and guarded his peo- 
ple, leading them out of Egypt, and so 
guiding and sheltering them by signs 
and wonders that it was truly said the 



Lord hath done great things for them. 

At the time of vintage when the 
Lord sent his servants to receive of 
the fruit of this goodly vine, what was 
done by these people. How did they 
receive, the prophets and others the 
Lord sent ? Stoning some, killing and 
otherwise maltreating them. Last of 
all He sent his Son saying, surely they 
will reverence my Son. When they 
saw him coming they said, This is the 
heir, come, let us ki\i him that the in- 
heritance may be ours. 

Even when they were plotting and 
planning the death of Jesus they said, 
who goeth about to kill thee? There- 
fore the Jews sought the more to kill 
him, because he not only had broken 
the Sabbath but said also that God 
was Ins Father, making himself equal 
with God." John 5:18. "Did not 
Moses give you the i'aw, and yet none 
of you keepeth the law. Why go ye 
about- to kill me. The peoplel answer- 
ed and said, Thou hast a aevil; who 
goeth about to kill thee?" John 7:19. 

Jesus is the faithful teacher. He 
never falsely charges any one. He 
knew what was in their nearts, and 
needed not that any man should tefl 
him what is in man, and what man 
woujd do. ; 

Was ever there a greater tragedy, a 
more shameful perversion of justice, 
a greater abuse of mercy? 

The nation is destroyed, the temple 
spoiled, the goodly vine wasted by the 
wild boar. 

Shall this vine ever flourish? , The 
Jews w ere active in the culture of the 
grape and- considered they had the 
choice vine. But types must fade and 
pass away, that the true, vine should 
llourisli. Jesus said, I am the true 
vine, and my Father is the husband- 
man. Every branch in me that bear- 
cth not fruit he taketh away; and ey- 



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ery branch m that beareth fruit lie 
purgeth it that may bring forth more 
iruit." John lo:l-2. 

The Jewish people were noted for 
their vineyards and the handling of 
grapes, and the vines and the wines. 

.No more apt and fruitful tree than 
the vine could be chosen to set forth 
the relationship of Christ and His 
church. The vine is older than the 
branches, which all grow out of the 
vine. They must also abide in the 
vine in order to bear fruit. Every lit- 
eral branch of the vjne bears the 
same kind of fruit. Jesus is the true 
vine, His disciples are the branches. 
His apostles are fruit bearing, and 
have borne fruit as no others ever 
have borne it. < 
In the .Regeneration when Jesus 
makes all things new, then it is better 
known what fruit is borne by every 
one that abides in Him. Men do not 
gather grapes of thistles, but. every- 
thing yields according to its own kind. 
Every branch of this true vine par- 
takes of the nature and quality of this 
wonderful vine. There is one Lord, 
one faith, and one baptism, even as 
his people are called in one hope of 
their calling, not according to their 
works, but according to the grace of 
God given them in Christ Jesus before 
the world began, but now made man- 
ifest by the appearing ot jesus Christ 
in the flesh, and His fulfillment of ev- 
ery precept of the law by his obedi- 
ence unto death ; also he answered ev- 
ery type of the worship under the law 
as set forth by the first tabernacle. 

Sacrifices under the law, and ac- 
cording to the offerings of the Levit- 
ica$ priesthood, made nothing perfect. 
But these offerings under the law 
must be offered, according to the pat- 
tern shown in the Mount, until the 
time of restitution of all things shown 
in the Mount. 

But in the fulfillment of time, when 



Jesus came to do the will 01 His Fath- 
er, it was said, Sacrifice and offering 
thou wouldst not, but a body hast 
thou prepared me. In burnt otferings 
and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no 
pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in 
the valine of the hook it is written of 
me) to do thy will O God. He taketh 
away the first that he may establish 
the second. By the which will we are 
sanctified, through the offering of the 
body of Jesus Christ once," Heb. 10;- 
8-10. 

This is the one perfect offering by 
.which are brought nigh by the 
blood of Jesus, who obtained eternal 
Redemption by the one offering of 
himself once. 

"Thou hast brought a vine out of 
Egypt ; thou hast cast out the heathen 
and planted it. See Psalm 80:8-13. 
Why has thou then broken down her 
hedges so that al/L 1 that pass by the 
way do pluck her? Return, we 
beseech thee, O Lord of hosts; look 
down from heaven and behold and 
visit this vine. m And the vineyard 
which thy right hand hath planted, 
the branch thou madest strong for 
thyself. "Let thy hand be upon the 
man of thy right hand, upon the Son 
om Man whom thou madest strong for 
thyself. So will not we go lhack from 
thee ; quicken us and Ave will eal)pi up- 
on thy name. Turn us again, 0 Lord 
God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; 
and we shall be saved." Psalm 80:17- 
19. 

This is the Lord Jesus, the true vine. 
Jesus said, I am the true vine and my 
Father is the husbandman. 

The twelve apostles have borne fruit 
as the branches of that true vine; also 
every branch that abides in him, ev- 
ery one growing out of him brings 
fruit. Every one that abides in him 
brings forth fruit unto God. 

How good is this fruit of this vine. 
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is every one that is found in the Lord 
in this Branch, which the Lord God 
hath made strong for himself. There 
is no faiJure in him. Every blessing 
treasured up in him. Alt the glory is in 
Him. p/D. G. 



IT. 

I am often made to wonder at the 
simple brevity of the scriptures 
and at the forceful character 
and infinite fullness of matter of 
divine importance often presented in 
the use of a very little word. 

In thinking upon the mysteries in 
volved in the subject of the resurrec- 
tion, as I often love to do, I find much 
for thought in the inspired use of the 
litt/V indefinite pronoun, it, 

While the subject of the resurrec 
Hon is of the most profound character, 
involving principles of the most in- 
tense and absorbing interest, nothing 
of a gospel character and considera- 
tion being complete without it; yet 
looking at it from this side, it is so ob- 
scure, indefinite and indefinable that 
the subject matter thereof must be 
and is presented or indicated in the 
use of the little indefinite word it. 

"With the use of a word of only tvo 
letters to indicate the subject matter 
of so sublime a subject as that of +he 
resurrection of the dead, bow ex- 
tremely limited must be the little 
that we might bo reasonably supposed 
to know about it, "With aV the pow- 
ers of the greatest and most analytical 
mind what may we find out about it? 
The very use of this little word would 
readily seem to indicate that while 
there is a realilty in it, and a certain 
knowledge of it, yet it is involved in 
a mystery to which the finite mind can 
not attain. 

Panil 1 as an apostle was inspired to 
say what he says about it, and his 
sayings are to us the gospel of it. but 
this feature of his gospel is prophetic. 



We know in part and we prophesy in 
part. We know there is a resurrec- 
tion, but we may only prophesy as to 
how and what it is. 

The wisdom of God is revealed in a 
mystery, and wh en we think we know 
nothing as Ave ought to know it, and 
when we feel pressed down with a 
deep sense of the mystery of the sub- 
ject is when we know as we ought to 
know and as much as we need to 
know. j 

1 think I may say that I feel assur- 
ed in mind that I hold in my heart 
the truth or doctrine of the resurrec- 
tion, and that 1 love to think on it, 
and discourse upon it, but the how of 
it a'nd the what of it, I dare not at-, 
tempt to explain, for they do not yet 
appear. 

The apostle in using this word* it, in 
this connection, is speaking of some- 
thing that is sown, and is raised; and 
of this sowing and this raising he calls 
or declares that so also is the resur- 
rection of the dead, or that constitutes 
and affects the resurrection of the 
dead. 

That which is under consideration 
is sown in one element, state or condi- 
tion and is raised in another state or 
condition, and these are as contrary 
to, different and foreign- from each 
other in character, kind and condi- 
tion as it woujM seem possible to be, 
and yet they are so related to and so 
stand over against, and are so essen- 
tially involved in the one subject as to 
require a mutual consideration and 
yet the manner of the one can not be 
determined by the fact 01 the other. 
The fact of the sowing does not de- 
termine the manner of the raising, nor 
does the fact of the raising determine 
the manner of the sowing. The sow- 
ing is natural — the raising spiritual. 
Job says: "If a man die shall he live 
again? AH the days of my appoint- 
ed time will I wait till my change 



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come." The fact that one is dead 
does not signify as to how he is raised, 
but the faith that comprehends an ap- 
pointed time when he shall realize a 
change that is appointed unto him, 
and to which he is predestinated does 
signify it through which he is kept by 
the power of God unto salvation ready 
to 'be revealed in the last time. 

By faith oniJy can and do we under- 
stand that a thing sown in corruption, 
weakness and dishonor can be and is 
raised in incorruption, power and glo- 
ry — that it is sown a natural body 
and is raised a spiritual body, and 
that the it that is sown a natural body 
is the same it that is raised a spiritual 
.body. 

I have said the manner of the one 
can not be established by the fact of 
the other, nor can the it be identified 
in its raising by anything connected 
with its sowing. There is nothing the 
same about it but the it. It is sown in 
weakness, it is raised in power. Its 
sowing is verily the weakness in which 
it is sown, and its raising is verily the 
power in which it is raised. "I am 
the resurrection and the life." 

Mortality is so utterjly swallowed 
up of life as to bring about such a per- 
fect state of unity as to make the res- 
urrection and the resurrected one and 
inseparably the same, being bound to- 
gether in the bundle of life. 

The entity — the it that is planted 
in the likeness of the death of Christ 
shall also be in the likeness of His 
resurrection, and in the fullness of His 
life. 

As it is sown a natural body it 
would seem that one should readily 
understand the how and what of it, 
but I find myself strangely and yet 
hopefully sensible of being sown with 
it, and of becoming as water split up- 
on the ground which can not be gath- 
ered up, and I lose out., to lodge, if 
the Lord will, in the answer to Job 



when he says: "But man dieth and 
wasteth away; yea, man giveth up the 
ghost and where is he?" 

In the process of this sowing the it 
of it becomes the more and more infi- 
nite as I find nothing tangible to take 
hold Upon, nor with which to compare 
it, nor does the raising afford me a 
clue as to the outcome, for it is never 
raised in that in which it is sown. Nor 
can I find anything that is sown and 
raised just like it is. I find when men 
have died and rose from the dead but 
no one like this it which in itself com- 
prehends the dying and living again 
of men. 

I have searched for an example or 
a pattern for this mystical operation 
but have found nothing of the kind. 
It would seem that I might find these 
things in the death and resurrection 
of Christ, but while I find that no man 
ever lived the life He lived, nor died 
the death he died, nor rose from the 
dead as he did, yet He was not sown 
and raised as this it is, nor is this it 
sown and raised as He was. He was 
neither an example nor a pattern in 
this thing, but he is the It of it. "% 
am the resurrection and the jlife." He 
was not sown in weakness but in pow- 
er. "I have power to lay down my 
life and I have power to take it 
again. ' ' He had the same power when 
he was dead to take up his life that he 
had while alive to lay it down. He 
was not sown in corruption but in in- 
corruption. He saw no corruption. 
He was as pure and holy in the tomb 
as he was in the hands of Simeon. Had 
He not been able to maintain His ho- 
liness and power in the grave this it 
that is sown in corruption and weak- 
ness never would be raised in incor- 
ruption and power. 

It is sown a natural body, it is rais- 
ed a spiritual body, whereas Christ 
was sown a natural body and was 
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possessed the inherent power to main- 
tain his nature in the grave and come 
forth in it, Job could not have said as 
in the margin, "After I shall: awake 
though this body be destroyed, yet 
out of my flesh shall 1 see God, for I 
know that my Redeemer liveth, and 
that He shall stand at the last day up- 
on the earth." And it is therefore 
that, we have hope in God, who raiseth 
the dead. 

I have not thought I could explain 
or simplify it, but to indicate that it is 
a mystery, therefore if you feel that 
you understand what I have been 
hinting at, it may be that 1 have writ- 
ten in vain, but if you do not under- 
stand it, and yet feel that whatever I 
may say about it, there is deep down 
in j our heart a blessing and abiding 
assurance that as surely as Christ is 
the resurrection and the life, so sure- 
ly are His people raised up with him 
and live by him and in him, it is 
enough. 

The resurrection of the dead — the 
changing of our vile body, is the hope 
of the sinner saved by grace. Then 
shall we see it and know it and be like 
it. P. G. L. 



FATHERS AND MOTHERS. 

As I sit in the midst of my little 
family tonight and look out and up in- 
to the face of the moon as it ascends 
the vaulted skies my mind seems to 
lift up and float out and away toward 
the distant beyond as though it would 
explore the infinity of Vie heaven and 
discover if it might, the restful, peace- 
ful dwelling place of the Fathers and 
mothers who have gone forth from the 
realities of this life a n d have entered 
unto those of eternal existence, in the 
life beyond; thai I mighl in the mind 
of the spirit commune with them, as I 
remember to have done in the days of 
their flesh j lut after an infinity of 



searching, as it were, the spirit of my 
mind (like Noah^s dove, returns to its 
bumble transient abode without nav 
ing found their resting place with the 
privilege of at least a brief sojourn, 
it might have rested its weary wings; 
but no such conditio 11 was found; how- 
ever the research is not in vain; the 
returning brings the olive ileaf which 
assures me that I have promise that 
there is a Xand which shall appear for 
a blessed resting place, when the mists 
have cleared away; when the troubled 
waters of this llife shall have subsid- 
ed; when the things of faith, for which 
we hope, shall have become living and 
eternal realities. "There the wicked 
cease from troubling, and the weary 
are at rest." 

Having failed to thus reach that far 
off shore, and to realize a state, or con- 
dition, seemingly suited to my present 
apparently pressing need I must turn 
and pen with the poet as he muses: 
"My God, 1 Mould not long to see 

My fate with curious eyes, 
What gloomy lines are writ for me, 

Or what bright scenes may rise ; 
In thy fair l ook of life and grace, 

I > may I find my name 
Recorded in some humble place, 

Beneath my God the Lamb." 

But where are the Fathers whom 
we once k n cw, between whose feet we 
were brought up, at whose knees wc 
received instruction and in whose 
presence we stood with great delight? 
As I think of them I remember to have 
sat in their midst as a little child, and 
to have heard words of wisdom from 
their lips, and I leaned upon them as 
upon pillars, a"d their counsels were 
to me, as it were, citadels of safety, in 
their instructions I found knowledge 
and soundness in the faith. 

As men these fathers are dead to 
me, but as ministers of the most high 
God and ministers of the gospel I feel 
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and that T have their approval of the 
doctrine! preach as by the faith that 
was in them, and in their fathers be- 
fore them, and I feel in my heart to 
commend it with all sincerity, through 
the -rare of God, t'o my children and 
to their children's children. 

But where are these fathers? They 
sleep in Jesus. "He giveth His belov- 
ed gfleep." I n this blessed sleep they 
are above and beyond, and with their 
blessed and holy Head are separated 
from sinners, and are made higher 
than the heavens. 

Hut are the fathers all -one on? No. 
There are more to follow. And there 
will yet be others as long as the Lord 
needs a witness in this pilgrimage. But 
there are not many. "We have not 
many fathers." And there are chief 
women, and mothers in Israel. The 
fathers ami mothers incident to my 
day thus far have been a kind of in- 
spiration to me. In the counsel of the 
fathers there is a binding, as it were, 
of character and forcefulness of pre- 
paration for the hardness to be endur- 
ed and the cheering words a n d sooth- 
ing touch of the tender hands of the 
mothers make soft and restful the 
place of reclining and thus as helpers 
to the truth the work of the ministry 
is perfected to the comfort of the 
saints and household of faith. 

All alo n g the pathway of my minis- 
try, and even before I became a mem- 
ber of the church 1 have been disposed 
to seek the society of the fathers and 
mothers in the church, and to learn of 
them, and altogether I am but a step, 
as it were-, behind the oldest in the 
ministry, havi n g rounded up my 44th 
year, I still feel an identity with those 
who are admonished to go their way 
forth by the footsteps of the flock, and 
to feed their kids beside the shep- 
herds' tents. 

When I was received into the 
church I have thought I have felt as 



little children feel, if indeed I have 
even thus felt, and as such with eter- 
nal glory would I enter i n to the king- 
dom everlasting. P. G. L. 

FOR WHAT SHOULD WE BE 
THANKFUL 

lc What have I that I should not 
be thankful for? 

2. What have I that I should be 
thankful for ? 

I have things that I should not be 
thankful for. 

The things I have procured to my- 
self I should be thankful for. 

If I am dissatisfied with anything 
God hath done then I do not give 
thanks for that. Have 1 done any- 
thing 1 can glory in, or feoj! that I am 
entitled to praise for that thing; then 
I can thank God apparently that I am 
not as other men, but can recount the 
things I have done that have brougnt 
favor to me, and can say, "hath not 
my hand procured me these things?" 

Am I a sober man in abstaining from 
strong drink? Whom should I thank 
for that ? Is it not my duty to keep so- 
ber? What right have I to "be drunken 
or a glutton? If I have a mind to live 
temperately can I thank myself for 
having that mind? What hast thou 
that thou hast not received? Then if 
I have received it from God the bless- 
ed giver why should I act as though I 
had not received it of Him? 

What do I repent of, or for? Is it 
for what I have done that I feel is 
wrong ? \ 

What is there that I do that I do not 
feel is marred with blemishes or soiled 
by defects? The good I w^ould do I do 
not ; the evil which I woufM not do that 
I do. Oh wretched man that I am. 
Then what am I to thank God for? I 
thank God through Jesus Christ our 
Lord. The life that I now live in the 
flesh I live by the faith of the Son of 
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for me. Without His sweet mercy I 
could not Uve here. Sin would reduce 
lie to utter despair. A sinner saved i 
hope, but a sinner stifE. Now thejshief 
of sinners. But by the grace of God 
I am what I am. I have need to be al- 
ways rejoicing, and in every thing to 
give thanks. A debtor to grace I dai- 
ly am. 

This is a state that brings the sinner 
into a state of humility and meekness 
in which he never is so he does not feel 
the need of more grace, and yet thanks 
God through Jesus Christ for what he 
is daily receiving. P. D. G. 

REVELATION. 
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ. 
God gave unto him, to show unto his 
servants things which must shortly 
eome to pass; and he sent and signi- 
fied it by His angel unto His servant 
John. Who bore record of the word 
oi God, and of the testimony of Jesus 
Christ, and of all things that he saw.' 
Rev. 1:1-2. 

I sometimes hear preachers call 
John the Revelator. This is not prop 
er language. God gave this 3 revelation 
unto Jesus Christ to show unto hid 
servants things which must shortly 
come to pass, and Jesus Christ seni 
and signified them unto the beloved 
disciple John. 

This book is called a revelation, 
yet how mysterious it is. We do not 
knoAv what is meant unless it is sluni n 
unto us; though the people of God 
have some knowledge of the mysteries 
in that they have a witness in them 
selves of those deep things. 

There are two things I desire to 
write briefly of. One is recorded in 
the 12th chapter of Revelation: "And 
there appeared a great wonder in 
heaven; a woman clothed with the 
sun, and the moon under her feet, and 
upon her head a crown of twelve 
stars." Revelation 12.1. 



How different is this dress from the 
nakedness of Eve, when Adam and shj 
sought to dress in tig leaf aprons to 
hide their nakedness. 

A woman clothed with the bright 
ness and purity of the sun. Surely 
this was a great wonder; and it ap- 
peared in heaven. The moon was un- 
der her feet, and upon her head was a 
crown of twelve stars. This woman is 
the church of the living God honor .J. 
in the purpose of God as she travailed 
in birth, and pained to be delivered. 
And she brought forth a man chill 
who w as to rule all nations with a rod 
of iron, and her child was caught up 
unto God and to His throne. 

And there appeared another wonder 
in heaven. And behold a great red 
dragon having seven heads and ten 
horns, and seven crowns upon his 
heads. And his tail drew a third pari 
of the stars of heaven, and Aid cast 
them to the earth. 

Satan the dragon is an imitator, a 
a counterfeiter, a deceiver. He is full 
of pride and loves bombastic show, 
and he is a great red dragon, and 
makes war on the saints of Cod. 

He is a liar and deceiver, and his 
tail drew the third part of the stars of 
heaven down to the earth. 

His power is to draw down such as 
follow him or hearken to his flatteries 
and great allurements. "All the glo- 
ry, of the world," said Satan, "I will 
give thee if thou wilt fall down and 
worship me;" but Jesus said to Satan 
"Get thee hence; for it is written, 
thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 
and him only shalt thou serve." 1 
This great dragon stood up to make 
war w.ith Michael and prevailed not, 
nor did his angels prevail, neither was 
their place found any more in heaven 
— the Jewish heaven, but they were 
cast out into the earth. 

But it was the purpose of the drag- 
on to slay the man child. 



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And tke woman fled into the wil- 
derness whjere she hath a place pre- 
pared of God that they should feed 
tli ere an appointed time. 

And there was war in heaven the 
first heaven. Michael and his angels 
fought against the dragon and his an- 
gels, and the dragon prevailed not, 
that old serpent called the devil was 
cast out into the earth; neither was 
their place found any more in heaven. 
There was great power manifested to 
the church or the seed of the woman. 

But John stood on the sand of the 
sea and saw a beast rise up out of the 
sea having seven heads and ten horns, 
and upon his heads the name of blas- 
phemy. 

And the beast that John saw was like 
unto a leopard spotted, and his feet 
as tlie feet of a bear, and his mouth as 
tlie mouth of a lion, and the dragon 
gave him his power. 

One of the heads of this : beast was 
as it were wounded to death, and his 
deadly wound was healed; and all the 
world wondered after this beast. This 
is an imitator of Christ, but no Christ 
in him. One of his heads was wound- 
ed to death, yet the deadly wound 
was healed. 

All the world — all except those 
whose names are written in the book 
of life of the Lamb slain from the 
foundation of the world— shaljj wor- 
ship him. Rev. 13:8. He had power 
to do miracles in the sight, of the 
beast ; for the dragon gave him great 
power in the sight of the dragon, say- 
ing who is like unto the beast, and 
who is able to make war with him. 

He caused all the world to worship 
this image made unto (his beast, and 
to receive his mark. 

This beast was spotted as a Jeop- 
ard. How full of spots is his religion. 
If one form of religion does not suit 
there are many other forms of wor- 
ship. He had feet like a bear so that 



you cannot track him well. Then as a 
bear he has power in his feet to draw 
peole after him. He had a mouth like 
a lion, using great swelling words. 
He also had power to bring down lire 
from heaven in the sight of men to 
produce great excitement in the nat- 
ural minds and feelings. 

This beast speaks great swelling 
words, and blasphemies in the sight of 
,mem No man might buy or sell un- 
less he had mark of this beast, or his 
number, or name. 

This beast rose up out of the sand 
of the sea — a ppace of storms, corrup- 
tion and confusion. He did not come 
from heaven. His number or name is 
that of a man six hundred three score 
and six. It is all man's works— not 
the Lord's works. It is the number 
of a man that can bo counted. Wis- 
dom from heaven knows, considers it 
as the works of man. It can be count- 
ed, for the works or number of a man 
can be counted. What comes from 
God no man can number or count, for 
as God is unsearchable so are His 
works uifs J y)i'chablc. P. J). (I. 

OBITUARIES 

SUSAN JOHNSON HARRELL. 

With a serious thought and a sad 
heart I will try and write the death of 
my dear mother. She Avas born Janu- 
ary 7th, 184!), and died June 14th, 
1915, making her stay on earth 66 
years, 5 months and 7 days. She was 
the daughter of Samuel and Moniza 
Johnson. She was married to John 
W. Harrell December 11, Jj867 and 
they lived happily together 48 years 
and (i months. To them were bom five 
children, three boys mid two girls, all 
married except one. 

My dear mother leaves'"!* loneljy 
husband, live children, one brother, 
six grandchildren and a. host of rela- 
tives and friends to mourn her de- 
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greatly missed by her neighbors and 
i'riedns, and was kind hearted to ev- 
erybody that she knew. She was good 
to attend the sick. 

Her illness -was a complication, 
though her death was due to heart 
failure, had only been sick one week 
to the day, when the Lord bade her 
come home. We thought she was im- 
proving, had no idea that death was 
so near. She took her medicine and 
laid down as though she was resting 
very nicely. All at once she raised up 
as though i-he wanted something, and 
fell back and in a few minutes she was 
happilly resting with Jesus, where 
there is no more sorrow nor pains for 
her to suffer. She was in company 
with only two when the end came. 

She was a member of the Primitive 
Baptists, gave in at Conoho the third 
Sunday in November in 1887, and was 
baptized by Elder M. T. Lawrence. 
She always attended her church when- 
ever she could and health permitted 
her. She was devoted to ail her broth- 
ers and sisters of the church. And 
most all who knew her would speak 
well of her in most every way. 1 can 
truly say that she was as deeply gifted 
and cmld understand the Bible as 
any I've ever seen to be only a mem- 
ber. She told my brother and wife on 
Friday night before she died Monday 
how she wanted everything arranged 
at her burial, and where she wanted 
to be carried for her tlast resting 
place. So we carried all her desires 
out as near as we could. She was tak- 
en to Ctfnoho church near Oak City. 
There Mr. Worsley and Mr. Harrell 
conducted the funeral services before 
a smaiJ crowd, as there were but a few 
that knew of it. Mr. "Worsley and Mr. 
Harrell made a very sweet, touching 
talk. After services she was laid to 
rest in the Conoho cemetery. 

Our mother has been called home 



where so peacefully sue sleeps* in the 
repose of death, where Jesus will for- 
ever keep her until the resurrection 
morn, where we hope to meet that 
sweet face on yonder shore. 
Composed for her children. 

R. F. HARR1LL. 

' ' CASCARETS" WORK 

WHILE YOU SLEEP 

For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowels — 
Take Cascarets tonight 

Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, indiges 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come from a torpid liver and 
clogged bowels, which cause your 
stomach to become fillea with undi- 
gested food, which sours and ferments 
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's 
the first step to untold misery— indi- 
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow 
skin, mental fears, everything that is 
horrible and nauseating. A cascaret 
tonight will give your constipated 
bowels a thorough cleasning and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
From Famous Eucalyptus Tree of 
feeling good for months. 



HYOMEI 

From Famous Eucalyptus Three of 
Australia Comes Mr. Booth's 
Wonderful Discovery 

Some years ago, the noted Richard 
T. Booth, founder of the blue ribbon 
movement, temperance orator and 
leader of international fame who in- 
duced over a million men to sign the 
pledge, developed a very serious ca- 
tarrhal trouble while lecturing in Lon- 
don. Seekirig to regain health he went 
to inland Austdalia where he breathed 
day and night the antiseptic balsam 



2I0N S LANDMARK 



as given off by the forests— especially 
tne Jiiucalyprus trees. 

Tills experience leu Mr. liootn to the 
discovery oi tne must wondenul ca- 
tarrnai treatment Known to tne iucui- 
cad scieince — liyoinoi, wmcn is xoimea 
ironi tne purest on ox Jtiiueauptus com- 
bined witn otner hearing una antisep- 
tic nigredients. nyomei is u germ 
Killing vaporied an, aosoiuteiy narin- 
iess but wonderxnuy euecuve in tne 
treatment or eatarrn in ail ui its 
forms, cold in tne head, spasmodic 
croup, Uay lever, clergymen s sore 
throat and sminar compiamts. 

The treatment is simple but most 
scientiiic. lou breatne iiyomei. it is 
pronounced the omy method of treat- 
ment that sends by direct inhalation 
to the most remote part of the air pas- 
sages, a balsamis air tiiat destroys all 
germs and bacilli of catarrh in the 
breathing organs, sooths and allays 
all irritation and enriches and puri- 
fies the blood with additional ozone. 

A complete Hyomei outfit, including 
an inhaler, dropper and sufficient Hy- 
omei for several weeks treatment, $1.- 
15 ; extra bottle inhalant 60c. Sold by 
druggists on a positive guarantee of 
satisfactory results or money refund- 
ed. If your druggist can not supply 
it, write 

Booth's Hyomei Company, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 



HYMN AND TUNE BOOKS 



For use in Old School Baptist churches. 
Both round and shape note, 70 cents per 
single capy, $6.50 a dozon. Transportation 
prepaid. 

This book can be furnished in limp lea- 
ther binding with name of owner in <rilt 
letters for $2.50. 

Send orders to Elder S. H. Durand, 
Southampton, Pa., or to Elder P. G. Les- 
ter, loyd, Va. 



CATARRH 

The "uibinifcotant vttaiuifig Treatment" 
witn uie y, Q. Ci innaifcr is the ideal uietnod 
oi. areating cai.ar.rh and kindred troubles. 
Tii is germ-Kiiling vaporized aa - goes to tne 
moot remote pairs oi tne air passages and 
gives quick rei«ef. Absolutely harimeos. VVon- 
uenully enective. Sold on a positive guaran- 
tee oi satisiaetory results oi^ioney refund- 
ed. At druggists or by mail from 

Y. Q. CALDWELL, JR., 

PARIS, TENN. 



When wisdom entereth into thine 
heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto 
thy soul. 



Physician Successfully Treats Pellagra 
With Barium Rock Woter 

Dr. Chas. E. Walker, a Charlotte, N. C 
physician, says: "1 have used Barium Rock 
bprings water in a ease of pellagra with 
yery beneficial results. The skin eruption 
was entirely relieved after using fifteen 
gallons Ol the water and condition of the 
stomach and bovveis so improved that the 
patient could eat and digest anything de- 
Barium Rock Water is recommended for 
use only in such cases as reliable testimony 
has proven that it will give relief. If you 
are a sufferer from indigestion, dyspepsia, 
rheumatism, gout or diseases arising from 
disordc rs of the stomach, kidneys, liver or 
boweis, if you are in a nervous run-down 
condition, give this guaranteed water a trial. 
Ten gallons only $2.00. if- it fails to benefit 
your -case, tell us so and we will promptly 
refund your $2.00. It is understood that the 
empty demijohns are to be returned to us 
prepaid. Address Barium Springs Co., Box 
A-20, Barium Springs, N. C. 



RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 



To ha'f pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 14 oa. 
of glycerine. Any druggist can put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy, 

Your remittance to the Land- 
mark would be greatly apppre- 
ciated. 



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90 



EPILEPSY, ST. VITUS' DANCE AND 
OTHER FITS. 

Epilepsy is one of the most dreadful of 
nervous disorders. Moreover, it is far more 
common than is generally supposed. In 
thousands of homes there are parents who 
are struggling with children subject to 
"spasms," "convulsions." or "fits," which 
would yield to proper treatment. 
. St. Vitus' Dance is another ailment that 
frequently appears in cuildrcn, and which 
causes great sorrow to parents. 

Both of these ailments and their several 
forms has often been successful 1 }' treated 
by the use of Dr. Miles' Nervine. Cases 
have been reported by pnre.its and adults 
from every state in the Union, and all of 
them give credit to Dr. Miles' Nervine. 

If you know of anyone who suffers from 
any of the above mentioned disorders,' and 
if they have founr'. the different forms of 
treatment they have tried to be unsuccess- 
ful, then you will confer a lasting favor on 
them by advising the use of Dr. Miles' 
Nervine. 

A trial bottle will enst nothing, for if the 
first bottle 0 f medicine (ails to h- ncfit. the 
empty bottle mav be taken to the orugprist 

' - -ill cheerfully refund the rnonov paid 
for it. 

Write to toe Miles Medical Co , and thev 
will s-nd you testimonial from canes in 
your particular neif hoi-hoof'. 

Dr. Miles' Nervine can be purchased at 
anv druer store. 

MILES MEDICAL CO. Elkhart, Ind. 



THICK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

Girls! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
beautiful — Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine. 



If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens with beauty and is radiant with 
life; has an incomparable softness and 
is fluffy and lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the 
beauty of your hair, besides it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle of 
dandruff. You can , not have nice 
heavy, healthy, hair if you have 
dandruff. This destructive scurf robs 
the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome it 
produces a feverishness and itching of 
the scalp; the hair roots famish, 
loQBerj and die; then the hair falls out 
fasil Jurely get a 25-cent bottle of 
Know, ton's Danderine from any drug 
store and just try it. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes County, N. C., remaining there 
2bout 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
tba bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, etc 



Rheumatism 

A Home Cure Given by One Who Had 
It. 

In the spring of 1893 I was attacked 
by Musculr.r and Inflammatory Rheu- 
matism. I suffered as only those who 
have it know, for over three years. I 
tried remedy after remedy, and doc- 
tor after doctor, but such relief as I 
received was only temporary. Finally 
I found a remedy that cured me com- 
pletely, and it nas never returned. I 
have given it to a number wno were 
terrible aflicted and even bedridden 
with Rheumatism and it effected a 
cure in every case. 

I want every sufferer from any 
form of rheumatic trouble to try this 
marvelous healing power. Don't send 
a cent; simply mail your name and 
address and I will send it free to 
try. After you have used it and it 
has proven itself to be that long- 
looked-for means of curing your 
±«.heumatism, you may send the price 
of it, one dollar, but understand I. do 
not want your money unlass you are 
perfectly satisfied to send it. Isn't 
that fair? Why suffer any longer 
when positive relief is uaus offered 
you free? Don't delay. Wri 1 ^ today. 
Mark H. Johnson, No. 752-P, Gurney 
Bldg., Syracuse, N. v. 

Mr. Jackson is responsible. Above 
statement true. 



WANTED — Agents sell washing tablets, 
washes clothes without rubbing. Sample 
and particulars free. J. Johnson, 814 Greg- 
ory St. L Greensboro, N. C. jl-2t 



"Christians' Duty Toward Civil Government 
and Carnal Wars." 
(Third Edition and Highly Commended.) 
Price 10 cents. 
Address Wm. J. Miller, R. 1 Box 12, 
Lometa, Texas. 

Your remittance to the Land- 
mark would be greatly appre- 
ciated. 



91 



ZION'S LANDMAUK 



|j FOOT COMFORT ASSURED. 

Brooklyn Man Solves the Problem. 

It is no longer necessary to suffor agonies 
that are caused by misfit shoc.3, for Mr. Si- 
mon of Brooklyn has proven that he can fit 
perfectly by ma'l. Sinn-Vs Ezv/ear shoes 
are built to give overy possible foot com- 
fort; th->y are soft ai d styllsi. and do not 
need breaking in. They fit like the prover- 
bial old p-ar, the min; te you wear thern. 
Every pair is guai vnt^od to G'ivc satisfac- 
tion and t> fie perfectly. 

Mr. E. P. Simon will gladly 3C nd a free 
catalog of over 500 styles of Ezv/ear shoes 
to all who write him, al r ng with his scien- 
tific solf-moasuring blank. Write for your 
copy today and give yor.r f-^et thofr much 
needed happiress. Address all communica- 
tions to Mr. E. P. Simon, 1589 Broadway, 
Brooklyn N. Y., and you will receive per- 
sonal attention. 



GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS" 

TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 

Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm 
tender little Stomach, liver 
and bowels. 



Look at the tongue, mother! If 
coated, your little one's stomach, liver 
and bowels need cleansing at once. 
When peevish, cross, listless, does-n^t 
sleep, eat or act naturally, or is fever- 
ish, stomach sour, breath bad; has 
sore throat, diarrhoea, full of cold, give 
a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of 
Figs," and in a few hours all the foul, 
constipated waste, undigested food 
and sour bile gently moves out of its 
little bowels without griping, and you 
have a well, playful child again. Ask 
your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of 
"California Syrup of Figs," which con- 
tainf full directions for babies, chil- 
dren of all ages and for grown-ups. 



Therefore shall they eat of the fruit 
of their own way, and be filled with 
their own devices. 



RUB-MY-TISM 

Will cure Rheumatism, Neu- 
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic 
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old 
Sores, Tetter, Ring- Worm, Ec- 
zema, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, 
used internally or externally. 25c 



Foley's Honey 
and Tar 

Always reliable for 
Coughs 
Co£c:.3 
Croup 

Tickling TihroaS: 
Hoarseness 
Whooping Cc^^'i 
Bronchial Cg-j?,.} 

and it is your very best fctsg foi 

La Grippe 

s 'Every mother in the land should 
keep a bottle rigid at hand. *' 

HZ 25c,. 50c and $1.00 zJ^ hers 



No. 666 

This is a prescription prepared especially 
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER. 
Five or six doses will break nny case, and 
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not 
return. It acts on the liver better than 
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c 



A SOUTHERN PRODUCT. 
Originated in North Carolina, manuiac- 
tured in Tennessee, by Southern men, from 
Southern products, sold to the nation and 
soothing and healing the cuts, burns, 
bruises, scalds and sores of the world, is 
the record of the well known Family Salve, 
Grav's Ointment. Its instantaneous healing 
effect and its soot ing relief of skin infec- 
tions make it a'most indispensable in the 
home. It is antiseptic as well as realms. 
Telephone your druggist. If he hpsn't it 
send his name to W. F. Gray & Co., 859 
Gray Bldg., Nashville, Tenn., -nd you will 
receive a liberal sample FREE by return 
mail postpaid. 



Our Advrtising Department is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York, 118 E. 28th St F L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. Valentine 

Chicago 1548 Tribune Bldg J. H. Rigour 

Asheville, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave.G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham, Ala., 22nd ;>t. Bridge and 
Morris Are E. M. Lane 



7I©N'S LANDMARK 



92 




She made up a mixture of Sage Tea and 
Sulphur to bring back color, gloss 
and youthfulness. 



Common garden sage brewed into a heavy 
tea with sulphur addad will turn gray, 
streaked and faded hair beau'ifully dark and 
luxuriant. Just a few applications will prove 
a revelation if your hair is faded, streaked 
or gray. Mixing the Sage Tea and Sulphur 
recipe at home, though, is troublesome. An 
easier way is to get a 50-cent bottle of 
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound at any 
drug store all ready for use. This is the 
old '.ime recipe impro-ed by the addition of 
other ingredients. 

While wispy, gray, faded hair is not sinful, 
we all desire to retain on- youthful appear- 
ance and attractivener - By darkening your 
hair with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com- 
pound, no one can tell hocause it doss -it so 
naturally, so evenly. You just dampen a 
snonge or soft Ini'i. with it and draw this 
through your hair, taking one small str?.r.d 
at a time; by morning r.Il gray hairs have 
disappeared, and after another application 
or two, your hair becomes beautifully dark, 
glossy, soft ?nd luxuriant. 

This preparation is a delightful toilet re- 
quisite and is not intended for the cure, 
mitigation or prevention of disease. 



For their feet run to evil, and make 
haste tb shed blood. 



CANCER TREATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE K ELL AM HOS. TAL. 

The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, iiaving restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of th many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doinp. KELLAM HOSPITAL,. 1617 W. Main 
St.. Richmond. Vn. 



They would none of my counsel; 
they despised all my reproof. 

topThsit rr~r , 
Catarrh^ 

It weakens \ 
you and dis- W$A<i 
flgusts your { 
| friends. It 
1 offers a prepared ground | 
Jjfor dangerous diseases.! 
lit will not get well by| 
itself, but many thous 
ands of just such cases | 
have yielded to . 

PERUNA 

which for forty- five years 1 
has been the household's g 
standby in catarrh and^ 
debility during conval- 
| escence from grip. 

Experience has taught f 
a great number that Peruna is | 
a reliable tonic that aids the | 
membranes in recovering from | 
inflammatory conditions, regu- 1 
lates the appetite and clears away | 
the waste. At your druggists. 

THE PERUNA COMPANY 
Columbu3, Ohio 



STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 

Elder's Sanit; rium, located at 508 Main 
.St, St. Josephs, Mo., has published a hook- 
lot showing the deadly effects of *obacco 
habit, and how it can bo stopped in thrse 
to five day3 rt o ice 

As they arc distributing this book free, 
anyone wanting a copy should send their 
name -and address at once. — Advertisement. 



ASK YOUR DEALER FOR 



But the wicked shall he cut off from 
the earth, and the transgressors shall 
tie rooted out of it. 



93 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Wash the Poisons of 

Rheumatism 

Sciatica, Neuralgia 
and Uric Acid 

Out of Your System 
With Shivar Spring 
Mineral Water. 



THE GUARANTEE. 

Think of it! A mineral water of such won- 
derful blood-cleansing power that it is ac- 
tually shipped to every state in the Union 
and even to foreign lands under a positive 
guarantee that the price will be refunded, 
should the user report no benefit. 

Shivar Mineral Water is unquestionably 
the greatest of all American mineral spring 
waters and there are thousands who con- 
tend that it is the best mineral water in 
all the world. 

In Rheumatism and in other forms of 
auto-intoxication such as Sciatica, Neural- 
gia, Chronic Headache and Uric Acid Dia- 
thesis, Shivar Mineral Water has succeeded 
where every known mdicine had failed. Phy- 
sicians attribute this to its peculiar power 
of dissolving and completely washing out 
of the system the leucomaines, or body poi- 
sons that cause these diseases. 

Delightful to drink, wonderful in Its 
blood cleansing power, Shivar Spring Water 
may be shipped any distance, at any season, 
without losing its virtues in the slightest. 

Though a thousand miles away, you may 
use it in your home with identically the 
same results, as if you drank it at the 
Spring. 




T+IE RESULTS. 



Read the following letters which are fair 
samples of tens of thousands that are re- 
ceived at the Spring, then accept Mr. Shi- 
var's guarantee offer. It gives you the 
equivalf it of a three-week- ' visit to his cele- 
brated Spring, with no charge for the wr.ter 
should you report no benefit. Sign your 
acceptance on the coupon below: 

Fremont, North Carolina. 
After using Shivar Water my rheumatism 
has almost entirely disappeared. When I 
commenced to take it I was unable to turn 
myself in bed. I am now going where I 
please. Wishing you much success in your 
noble work, I am Very respectfully, 
J. H. BEST, J. P. 

Scranton, South Carolina. 
My wife has been a sufferer of rheuma- 
tism, and after drinking twenty gallons of 
your Mineral Water was entirely cured of 
the horrible disease. 

J. D. McCLAM. 

Bishopville, South Carolina. 
The Water has done more good than any 
medicine I have ever taken for rheumatism. 
Have been drinking it three months and am 
entirely free from pain. I stopped the medi- 
cine upon receipt of the first Water. 

H,. S. CUNNINGHAM, 
Editor Leader and Vindicator. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



y4 



Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. 

WM. S. CARTER. 



I know of several who were cured of 
rheumatism with this water. Pleas- hhip 
at once and oblige. 

JOHN P. RHODES 

Roper, North Caroliaa. 
I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anything I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H.C.EDWARDS. 



SIGN THE COUPON. 

Leeds, South Carolina. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that it 
has acted nicely in each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It will 
purify the blood, relieve debility, stimulate 
the action of the liver, kidneys and bladder, 
aiding them in throwing off all poisonous 
matter. C. A. CROSBY, M.D. 

Union, South Carolina. 
I have suffered from headaches for the 
past ten years, due to constipation, but 
since using your Water I have been greatly 
benefitted and scarcely have headaches at 
all. It has made me feel better in every 



respect and has given me a fine appetite, 
something 1 did not have before. 

CHAS. B. COUNTS. 

Warrenton, Virginia. 
It is doing my rheumatism so much good. 
My limbs are beginning to feel like new 
ones. MRS. JAMES R. CARTER. 

Chancellor, Alabama. 
I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney troubles, and the Min- 
eral Water has helped me more than any. 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
fore heartily recommend same to ali who 
need a speedy relief and cure. 

W. F. MATHENY, M.D. 

Florence, South Carolina. 
I suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your spring 
water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shivar Spring Water 
in the sky so that the world could become 
acquainted with.i-t. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 



Atlanta, Georgia. 
In the interest of the afflicted I cheerfully 
state, seeing your advertisement in the 
Wesleyan Christian Advocate I decided to 
try Shivar Spring Water in the case of m" 
daughter, who had been a suffered from a 
malignant type of sciatica, and could get 
no permanent relief from medicine. After 
using the Water a few weeks she has almost 
entirely gotten relief from pain. In this 
case it has been a great blessing. 

M. L. UNDERWOOD. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON 

SHIVAR SPRING, 

BOX 55 L, SHELTON, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two dollars 
(check or money order) for ten gallons of Shivar Spring Water. I agree to give it 
a fair trial in accordance with instructions contained in booklet you will send and if 
I report no benefit you agree to refund the price of the water in full upon receipt of 
the two empty demijohns which I agree to return within thirty days. 

Name 

Address 

Express Office 



95 



SON'S LANDMARK 



EAT LESS AND TAKE 




Take a glass of Salts before breakfast 
Your Back hurts or Bladder 
Bothers You. 



s eat l 



acta 



-lbs'' 



lumps 



is ricn. our blood is ni»eu 
Wiiicn cue kiuueys strive 10 1 
weaKen iroux overwork, ued 
tUe euuiinative tissues clog : 
is kidney trouble, biaduer \v> 
general decline iu health. 

When your kidneys teel ] 
lead; your back hurts or the urine is 
cloudy, lull of sediment or you are obliged 
to seek relief two or tnree times during the 
night; if you suffer with sick keaUacne or 
dizzy, nervous spells, acid stomach, or you 
have rheumatism when the weather is bad, 
get from your pharmacist about four ounces 
t>; J ad Salts; taKe a tablespoonful in h 
glass of water beiore breakfast for a few 
j oays and your kidneys will then act fine. 
Thiib famous salts is made frrom the acid 
of g.apes and lemon juice, combined with 
!it h a, and has been used for generations 
to Hush and stimulate clogged kidneys; to 
neutralize the acids in the urine so it no 
longer is a source of irritation, thus ending 
bladder disorders. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot injure, 
makes a delightful effervescent iithia-water 
beverage, and belongs in every home, be- 
cause nooody can make a mistake by having 
a good kidney flushing any time. 



My son, wap: not in the way with 
them; refrain thy foot from their 
path: 

£t4-kw94^ Granuiaied Eyelids, 

ffll OH Brf Eye* inflamed by expo- 

W V B ^ gurc tQ Sun> Dusf W|n( , 

quickly relieved by MurLf 
Eye Remedy. No Smarting, 
T just Eye Comfort. At 
Druggists or bv mail 50c per Bottle. Murine 
Eye Salve in Tubes 25c. For Book ol the Eye 
FREE ask Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago 



Eyesg 



For the upright shall dwejll in the 
land, and the perfect shall remain in 
it. 



BUSY, HARD-WORKED 
MEN AND WOMEN 

Will find that the sarsaparilla, pep- 
sin, mix and iron treatment comprised 
in Hood's Sarsaparilla and Peptiron 
will give brain and nerve force, re- 
lieve the nervous strain incident to 
" too much to do in too little time," 



cha 



of I 



The American men and women must 
guard constantly 'against Kiuuey trouble, 



These blood and nerve medicines 
seem to lift the nervous and over- 
worked into new life, enabling them 
to accomplish easily the tilings that 
have fretted them and have seemed 
to bring them to a standstill. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla and Peptiron 
are very eft'eH ivelv supplemented bv 
Hood's Pills, in cases where a laxa- 
tive is needed. These three prepara- 
tions are all sold by your druggist 
Get them today. 



He layeth up sound wisdom for the 
righteous; he is a buckler to them 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 



Each "Pape's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 

Time it! In five minutee all stom- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
hreath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides it 
is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever by getting a large 
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder. It's the quickest, 
surest and most harmless stomach 
doctor in the world. 



Discretion shall preserve thee, un- 
derstanding shall keep thee. 



Rex. Guano Distributor 




Auger conveyor dis- 
tributes fertilizer accu- 
rately. Easily regulat- 
ed. When set for quan- 
tity wanted the feed 
never changes and is not 
affected by the speed of 
horse, up and do^ 



the s 



al i) 



Capacity y 



ture 

ton seed meal, acid and 
kainit on 3% ft. rows, 
200 lbs. to 1000 lbs. per 
" " ;ht draft. Eep- 



lentati 



3 farmers 



hout the entire 
belt endorse and 
Ld it. 

Write for full partieu- 



JOHN BLUE, IVIfgr., Laurenburg, N. C. 



STOCK LKX IT-STOCK LIKE IT 



For Hones, Cattle, Sheep 
tad Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
for the Blood, Sa^peter 
for the Kidneys, Nux 
Vom ica.a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Used by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask your dealer 
for Blackman's or write 



BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

CHATTANOOGA. TENNESSEE 




A POSITION ASSURED 



Eckmans 
Alterative 



Miller's Antiseptic Oil, Known as 

SNAKE OIL 



Will Limber You Up— A New Creation, 
Pain Killer and Antiseptic Combined 

For rheumatism, neuralgia, lumbago, «ttff 
Mid swollen joints, corns, bunions, or wtiat- 
•T«r the pain may be it is said to be without 
an equal. For cuts, burns, bruises, sore 
throat, croup, diphtheria and tonsilitla it has 
baen found most effective. Accept no substi- 
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ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



Dear Brother Gold, and Readers of 
the Landmark : — 1 feel to offer some 
thoughts on 1st John 2 : 1, which reads 
as follows: "My little children, these 
things write 1 unto you that ye sin 
nqt. And if any man sin we have an 
advocate with the Father, Jesus 
Christ the righteous." Now, breth- 
ren; who of us would not join the apos- 
tle John in his admonition to the dear 
children of God, that they sin no\l 
Have we not learned that it was sin 
that in the first place separated man 
from his God I And is it not true that 
sin is the cause of all the suffering to 
which man is subject, finally resulting 
in death? 

Then who would not advise man not 
to sin? But the children of God fear 
in their bodies the dying of the Lord 
Jesus, and daily feci the sting of 
death is sin; and they know the truth 
of the prophet's words to Israel, that 
thy sins have separated between thee 
and thy God, and so they are often 
crying, "0 wretched man that 1 am;" 
and are they not continually advising 
and exhorting themselves and one an- 
other not to sin? Yes, they say to 
each other, Do not do that which 
•grieves the Holy Spirit, brings re- 
proaeh upon the cause we love and 
wound your own conscience ; and they 
ire often promising themselves thai 
they will do better in the future than 
they have been doing in the past. On- 



ly to find themselves the same misera- 
ble sinner tomorrow that they have 
been today, and because of their fail- 
ure to improve in word, thought and 
deed they often become discouraged 
and write bitter lines against them- 
selves. You cannot convince human 
nature that it is without merit or is 
unable to do things acceptable to 
God by which it shall find peace and 
salvation and while thus looking to 
ourselves and having to confess our 
sins because of which we are altogeth- 
er unworthy of the blessings of God, 
and having the law of God written in 
our hearts, which law demands per- 
fect and continual ohedience, which 
we have not rendered, and the law 
pouring its curses upon all who have 
not continuall}' obeyed in aty points. 
We cry justly condemned and no hope 
for a poor sinner like me. And now 
how wicked all our actions appear, 
and how vile our nature from which 
all our actions proceed. So that in our 
despair we cry, Lord Save, 1 perish. 

How helpless, how vile and how un- 
deserving the poor sinner now realiz- 
es himself to be, but listen to the 
apostle of Jesus Christ. He not only 
exhorts you not to sin, the thing which 
you now hate and which has brought 
condemnation down upon you, but he 
also writes to you saying, "And if 
any man sin we have an advocate with 
the father." O what a glorious truth, 



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that a helpless, unworthy sinner has 
an advocate. One who pleads his 
cause before a God offended by sin, 
the plea is the merit of Jesus' blood 
and with it the Father is well pleased. 
Our advocate is Jesus Christ the right- 
ous; He has come in the likeness of 
sinful flesh, and for sin condemned 
sin in the flesh ; He was made of a wo- 
man and under the law, so that all its 
requirements fell on him, and being 
God as well as man He was equal to 
the task and fulfilled it to every jot 
and every tittle. But says the poor 
sinner, what is all that to me? Why 
you were chosen in Him before the 
foundation of the world that you 
should be holy and without 'blame be- 
fore him in ilove. O what a boon to a 
poor vile miserable sinner; by the obe- 
dience of Jesus Christ, his glorious 
head he is made holy and without 
blame before God. Then the work is 
perfect, for nothing imperfect can 
stand before him. He says, "Thou art 
all fair, my love, there is no spot in 
thee." Wonder of wonders, the black 
is made white, the guilty is made inno- 
cent, the vile made pure. With this 
material Jesus has built up a spiritual 
house, an holy priesthood to offer up 
spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God 
by Jesus Christ. And now saith the 
Lord, I see not iniquity in Jacob nor 
perverseness in Israel. Washed in the 
blood of the Lamb, the Bride, the 
Lamb's wife, stands above the moon 
(the law) clothed with the sun (Jesus 
Christ), crowned with the glorious 
gospel of Jesus as preached by his 
twelve ajostles. But, says one, if aill 
sin is put away from the church of 
God and I belong to that number, why 
do I sin and suffer in the flesh for the 
same? I am afraid I do not belong to 
the reedeemed family. Ah, read child, 
you are of the body of Christ and a 
member in particular, and do you not 
hear Paul say, I make up in my body 



that which is behind of the sufferings 
of Christ. In His body (the church) is 
still suffering for sin, he is continual- 
ly our advocate with the Father, and 
lie is Jesus Christ the righteous, whose 
blood cleanseth from all sin, past, 
present and future, and as the body of 
Jesus after it had lain in the earth its 
appointed time, came forth and as- 
cended to glory, so your vile body 
shall be changed and fashioned like 
unto His own glorious body. 

The end of solvation is the adop- 
tion, towit, the redemption of our 
bodies, and then shall be brought to 
pass the saying that is written, "Death 
is swallowed up in victory," until 
then .lesus is our advocate with the 
Father, and makes full satisfaction 
for all the sin, weakness and imper- 
fections of all His dear people, and 
his people are sinners as long as they 
live. As the apostle says, He that 
saith he is without sin deceiveth him- 
self ; there is none that .liveth and sin- 
neth not. 

Little children, shun every appear- 
ance of evil and may the God who 
"brought again from the dead our 
Lord Jesus Christ, that great Shep- 
herd of the sheep," assure your hearts 
that he is your advocate with Him 
and that ajl shall be well when this 
terrible storm is over, and to His dear 
name shall be the praise forevermore. 

Amen JOSHUA T. ROWE. 

Roland Park, Md., Jan. 1, 1918. 

Dear Brother Gold : — I am enclos- 
ing you a good letter from Elder M. 
E Williford that Avas written to 
brother H. L. Brake, sent to brother 
E. A. and then to me. I feel like 
brother Williford wouid not object to 
it being published. 

Thursday before the 4th Sunday in 
November two of my brothers (S. M. 
and J. B.) and myself went to see bro- 



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ther E. A. On Saturday we went to 
Pleasant Hill to preaching, and we 
enjoyed that able gift Elder Geo. Bos- 
well. I felt gfad that I was there. He 
so beautifully set forth .the doctrine 
that I love. We spent the night at 
brother E. L. Brake's hospitable 
home. While there, we went to Elder 
M. B. Williford's and sang some good 
songs for him. I am like him, I think 
1 shall always remember this associa- 
tion. I could see their flowing tears 
as we sang those soul-cheering songs, 
and it seemed to me they were tasting 
the sweetest of them. It seems to me 
this is one of the "Heavenly places" 
we are allowed to sit in. If this was 
not a "heavenly place," then surely 
I know nothing of it. 

Sunday moorning we met at Pleas- 
ant Hill at 10 o'clock and sang about 
an hour, which was another feast to 
me. 

We all enjoyed our trip so much. 
May the Lord bless them. 

Last but not least I remember the 
short talk I had with you while at 
Wilson, and how full you got when 
you told me about the fa|ll you had 
(125 feet) when you were a young 
man. How God delivered you safe 
and sound, and how you were made to 
see all of your past life — every deed 
being registered — no need of any one 
to accuse you. This was wonderful 
indeed. Nothing but a merciful God 
could have delivered you. 

Your brother, 

T. A. Stanfield. 



Mclver, N. C, Dec. 26, 1917. 

Rocky Mount, N. C., Dec. Ui, 19, 1917 

Mr. H. L. Brake, 

Dear Bro. Broke : — Ever since you 
and others whom I love and are dear 
to me were at my home T have felt a 
desire and a duty to write to you and 
iltet you know what a comfort your 
words and sweet singing afforded wife 



and myself. But it is beyond my abil- 
ity to express the fullness in words, 
for it seems to us in our loneliness, be- 
hold the good Lord sent you to us as 
a lovely band of angels laden with 
such heavenly messages and music as 
He kneAV that we had been desiring 
and hungering and thirsting aljL' the 
day and it filled our souls to the very 
brim as it had been wine sweet and 
fresh from the kingdom and it was 
good and refreshing to our taste as 
was the wine at the marriage feast 
which Jesus supplied at His first mir- 
acle at Cana of Galilee and as that 
feast has never been forgotten, even 
so this feast with you all will never be 
forgotten by us as Jong as our remem- 
brance lasts, and I believe to be aspir- 
itual feast, don't you? — and will the 
spirit ever forget its own? Think of 
it dear brother and tell me about it 
when I see you. 

Well Brother Brake, I want to tell 
you some of my experience that morn- 
ing before you came. 

As you know it was our regular 
meeting day at Nashville. I being af- 
flicted with an unusual cough and my 
throat trouble which I am addicted to 
and the weather unfavorable, I did 
not know whether to go or not, and 
the emotion of my heart all the time 
was in prayer to God for guidance, 
but could not get an answer and final- 
ly the burden grew so heavy that I 
^eft the house and sought a hiding 
place to give vent to my burdened 
heart by expression in words to my 
God in request of Him for an answer, 
'for I felt that a word from Him would 
calm my troubled breast, and decide 
the case for me. I came back to the 
house without an answer, but I was 
expecting one, for T believe that when 
the Lord prepares the heart to pray 
He will answer that prayer. I walked 
in the hallway down to the door that 
enters into my room and as I turned 



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to enter what I was hoping for came 
to me in these words, "The spirit is 
willing but the flesh is weak," and 
with these words the Lord gave me to 
xinderstand my true condition and re- 
moved the burden and great anxiety 
of my mind, for I had in spirit desired 
all the morning to go but felt that my 
fleshly condition was weak and did 
not feel able to go. Then 1 took my 
religious papers and found them very 
interesting and was enjoying them, lint 
that was not all that was in store for 
me for wife came in and reminded me 
that you had phoned her that you and 
Brotoher Stanfield would come to see 
us that evening, so you see I then had 
a joyful anticipation for what await- 
ed me that evening. So I hope I can 
say that the goodness and mercy of 
the Lord have followed me all the 
days of my life, and how I do hope 
and pray that I may dwell in His 
house forever. Brother Brake love to 
write you how He blessed us the next 
day (Sunday) 'but I will not worry 
you with any more now. 

I certainly do wish I could see every 
one that was with us that evening, 
shake hands and tell them how much 
they did comfort wife and myself. 
Brother Brake I do believe the Lord 
was working in you brethren and dear 
Sister Stanfield both to will and to do, 
and it was His good pleasure, and see- 
ing how you younger brethren consid- 
er and comfort old and infirm ones^ 
don't forget to do so at every oppor- 
tunity. 

"Wife joins me in love to you and 
Sister Brake, and best wishes for all 
dear children. 

Your affectionate but unworthy 
brother. 

M. B. WILLTFOTCD. 
P. S. — I am still confined to my 
room but am improving some. Wife's 
cold s better and we hope this will 
find you well. M. B. W. 



"But we see Jesus who was made a 
little lower than the angels for the 
suffering of death, crowned with glo- 
ry and honor ; that he by the grace of 
God should taste death for every 
man." Hebrews 2 -.9. 

Does this mean that Jesus died on 
the cross for every man or individual 
of the human race? No. If you will 
read carefully and understandingly 
you will see that the language will 
not admit of that construction. 

It is thought that the apostle Paul 
wrote the book of Hebrews, and he 
was not converted to Christianity un- 
til some years after the resurrection 
and ascension of the Lord Jesus 
Christ, yet in writing 'this sentence 
he uses the present tense and empha- 
sizes the present time by using the 
word now in the previous sentence. 
"But now we see not yet all things 
put under him (man). But we do 
see something. Let us read according 
to its grammatical analysis. But we 
see Jesus crowned with glory and hon- 
or, (what for?) that He by the grace 
of God should taste death for every 
man. (What Jesus is this?) who was 
made a little lower than the angels 
for the suffering of death. He was 
made lower than the angels (His crea- 
tures) for the suffering of death, that 
means that He should die on the cross. 
But He was crowned with glory and 
honor that He should by the grace of 
God taste death for every man. It 
was when He was made lower than 
the angels and in connection with this 
humility that He suffered on the cross. 
It was when He was crowned with 
glory and honor or subseqeunt to His 
entering, this exaltation and in conse- 
quence of it that He should taste 
death for every man. When was He 
crowned with glory arid honor? Not 
before His death, for John 7 :39 says, 
He was not glorified. Jesus prayed to 
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101 



1st and 5th verses, on the night of His 
betrayal. It was not in His resurrec- 
tion, for He said to His two disciples 
as they journeyed to Emmaus "Ought 
not Christ to have suffered these 
things and to enter into His glory?" 
This shows that at that time He was 
not yet glorified. His tasting death 
with every man was subsequent to His 
being crowned with glory and honor 
and His being crowned with glory and 
honor was subsequent to His resurrec- 
tion and therefore could not be the 
same as His death on the cross. Then 
what is meant by His tasting death 
for every man? He said to His disci- 
ples, John lib" :7, "It is expedient for 
you that I go away; (be glorified) for 
if I go not away, the Comforter will 
not come unto you; but if I depart 1 
will send Him unto you." (See also 
John 7:39). "He shall glorify me , 
for He shall receive of mine, and shall 
shew it unto you." 

The sins which each and every one 
of God's children have committed, 
which Jesus 'bore for them, and which 
through the relationship existing be 
tween Him and them are made to be 
His sins (2 Corinth. 5 :4) are brought 
to each ones remebrance and he is 
made to mourn for the sins which Je- 
sus mourned for him and thus we 
arc led into the fellowship of the suf- 
ferings of Jesus, and to experience or 
Vste something of His crucifixi m m 
the ( ross for sin. 

Paul says in Gal. 2:20, "I am crusi- 
I ; ed with Christ; nevertheless T live; 
y.t not I, but Christ liveth in me," 
etc. And in Romans f> :3, "Know ye 
not. that so many of us as were bap- 
tized into Jesus Chnst were baptized 
into Tlis ( eath. 

D. II. MEWBORN. 

Farmville, N. C. 



Elder P. I). Gold, Wilson, N. C, 
Dear Bro., and "Father in Israel:" 



— It's a grand and sweet privilege, 
that we are yet permitted to write and 
talk, publicly, concerning the things 
of our God and His wonderful works 
to the children of men. I fear that we 
do not know how to appreciate this 
blessing until we are deprived of it, 
which, according to my mind, s begin- 
ning to dawn upon us, but notwith- 
standing the affliction that is ap- 
proaching, because of sin and wicked- 
ness in our land, especially the sins of 
God's people, is those things coming 
upon us. Yet it is a comforting 
thought to know that our God still 
reigns and is at the helm of all events, 
still over ruling, setting up one and 
putting down another, using the wick- 
ed as His sword in accomplishing His 
purpose, so what doth it matter, 
whether we or our sons, fall on Ihe 
battlefield or die on the bed of affec- 
tion, if we are favored to be the sous 
of God, all will be well with us when 
we are done with this world. 

I would love to come and see you 
and yours again. Hope you are well 
Yours , 

JNO. R. SMITH. 
Reidsville, N. C, R. No. 1. 



Dear Brother Gold: — My mother 
died February 4, 1914, and my life is 
lonely without her, 'but I humbly sub- 
mit to His v, ill, for He doeth all things 
well. Oh! That I may praise Him 
n?ore. Brother Gold, I often feel cast 
down and the least of God s children, 
if one at all, but a few times since 
May 1312 (when I was or rolled with 
believers) T feel that I os.n truthfullv 
say: I had the sweet evidence to fe"l 
that T knev I was a <?b:!d of God, 
which now 'he reflection 1 : ar? very en- 
couraging ;.nd sweet :d me. First, 
when I wis received in ) the fellow 
ship of Flat River chur^i and baptiz- 
ed my so:;) was praisiig the Lord, I 



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felt then line I ijever thuuTd suiter 
again. T Vo t-'ong: "Hov happy arc 
they, \v IU) tleir Savi r o'ev,' No 
14o, expressed my feelilg'. ri..iy. and 
I thought J would ask them. to s'm<: it 
as I came out of the water, hut feeling 
to be unworthy, thought some ori'3 else 
was more fit to select the song, and 
they sang: "Amazing Grace, how 
sweet the sound, That saved a wretch 
like me." As for myself, it was a 
great wonder to me when I was receiv- 
ed, for I could not express my feelings 
when there was so much at stake, hut 
when they extended to me the right 
hand of fellowship 1 was the happiest 
mortal on earth. 

Renewed by grace T love the Lord, 
and I always try to watch as well as 
] ;.y. To hear good preah<:>g affords 
me much joy and comfort. It is my 
life spiritually. I thought Ave had the 
prettiest association 1 ever attended. 
1 heard every sermon with the excep- 
tion of brother Jones' Saturday night, 
which T left to come home with my 
aged father. When Monday came and 
time to take the parting hand, it seem- 
ed to me all the Elders were very 
much lifted up, for surely God A\as in 
their midst. 

He is able to save to the uttermost 
all that it is His will to save. 

Yours in love of a better home 

above. 

ALL IE (!. BLALOCK. 
Timberlake, N. C., Star R., B. 4. 



Dear Brother Gold: — I have had a 
great desire for a long time to write 
what I hope to be the dealings of the 
Lord with me. It is undertaken in 
much fear and weakness, praying the 
Lord to be with me that what I may 
write may be to His honor. 

I was born and reared by, I think, 
Christian parents. They gave me 
good advice, but never tried to teach 



me religion. I went with them to 
church often. 1 went to hear all de- 
nominations of our neighborhood 
preach. 1 would have serious thoughts 
about death and wonder what would 
■become of me. 1 don't remember the 
first time 1 tried to pray. I have been 
trying from my earliest recollection. 
[ would think I was the vilest sinner 
on earth. I thought my fatther could 
not love me as He did His other chil- 
dren. I would lie down at night 
afraid to go to sleep, afraid I would 
awake in torment. I tried to hide my 
feelings from any one. I would beg 
the Lord to convict me of my sin. I 
thought when He commenced a work 
He would finish it. I was afraid He 
had not commenced one with me. 

1 read many experiences in the dear 
old Landmark that was a great com- 
fort to me, but they had been forgiv- 
en of their sins, and there was no mer- 
cy for me. I saw that I was a hell de- 
serving sinner. I was going to school 
at that time, and my burden was so 
heavy I would go off to myself and 
tli ere try to beg God's mercy some 
time. I would ask the children not to 
go with me. I wanted to be alone. I 
didn't want them to know of my trou- 
bles. I went to spend the night with 
one of my schoolmates. We retired; 
she soon went to sleep. She was rest- 
ing so sw.eetly, it seemed every sin I 
had committed came up before me. 1 
felt it my last night on this earth, I 
would be in torment before another 
day. I called the girl, asked her to go 
down with me ; I was sure I was dy- 
ing. We got some water, and she 
went to sleep again. My very breath- 
ing was, Lord have mercy on me a 
sinner, Lord save, I perish. I turned 
on my face thinking I would die beg- 
ging for mercy. The next thing I re- 
member my burden was gone and I a 
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103 



as if I had never committed a sin in 
my life. I thought!, 1 am not afraid to 
die ; I was glad that 1 was horn to die. 
1 just wanted to go home and tell 
mother my feelings. I started; before 
I went far the next morning 1 decided 
not to tell her anything about it. I 
did not take it for a hope, but soon 
thought I imagined it and found my- 
salf saying, Oh Lord, if 1 am deceived' 
undeceive me. My mother and myself 
went to see a sick lady. When we 
started home she began talking to me 
asking me questions. I answered 
them as best I could. She said you 
have a hope. I said I would not have 
you think so for anything. She said 
r she had been thinking so for some 
time. I had never mentioned it to any 
one, I asked her to tell father 1 would 
not deceive him for anything. He soon 
came to ha with the tears running 
down his cheeks, i could not tell him 
anything. 1 had made him thinl: 1 was 
a Christian, and I had coninjitt'ed a 
great sin. He talked so eo porting to 
me I soon felt some better. 

Therre was to be preaching at the 
school house where I was going 
school. Bro. Pitt got up and gave out 
the song, "Hark my soul, it is the 
Lord." I thought the singing was for 
me, and the preaching was so differ- 
ent from any 1 ever heard before I 
could hardly keep my seat; it, all ap- 
plied to my case. 1 loved him I fell 
for Christ 's sake. I could then claim 
a hope. Surely if he was a Christian I 
was one, but 1 was so unworthy. 1 
wanted a home with the old Baptists, 
but 1 was just eleven years old; no 
children did join their churches. I 
did not think they could fellowship 
me. I went often to hear hear them 
pi«each. 

Old brother William Woodard came 
home to spend the night. 1 went with 
him to Plat River to preaching. He 



talked with me and encouraged me, 
told me he thought it my duty to go to 
the church. 1 had a great desire to 
go. They looked like a perfect people 
to me. 1 could not ask them to take 
such a sinner as 1 felt to be. I went 
on a long time. 1 was no Old Baptist. 
I tried to think some other church 
would do just as well as there was no 
Old Baptists nearer than Durham, and 
that was twelve miles. 

My father had the Landmark sent to 
me. 1 did not know how much 1 lov- 
ed the Old Baptists until 1 was taken 
away from them, and the Landmark 
was most of the preaching 1 got to 
hear, but that was a feast to me. 1 
stayed out of the church thirteen 
years trying to get a brighter hope, 
but had to go with the same little 
hope. I went before the church at 
Surl, Person County, N. (J., and asked 
them to let me live with them, and 
they so lovingly received me into their 
fellowship 21 years ago. I was bap- 
tized the next Sunday by my dear old 
father, D. R. Monroe. What a sweet 
peace I felt when 1 was raised up I 
can't nderstand. 

3 have written tins in fear and 
trembling. I wrote it twice and burned 
it, hut the half has not been told. Von 
can do with (his as you think best. 1 
want to say a few words to the believ- 
ers in Christ that have not joined the 
church. Don't stay out in the cold 
world. There is nothing there for you. 
Come go with us, we will do you 

1 have written this because it has 
been on my mind so long to try to get 
relief. 

From a sinner, if saved at all, by 
the grace of God. 

NANNIE L. BUTCHER. 

Witt, Va., Jan. 7, 1918. 



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Mr. W. H. Worsley, ] 

Rocky Mount, N. C. 
My Dear Brother: — I received your 
highly appreciated letter yesterday, 
and was indeed glad to know that you 
still remember me, and while I was 
not with you the last meeting (Quar- 
terly meeting) in person I feel that I 
can assure you that I was there in 
mind, for I thought of you all and 
how I would like to be there. But as 
before stated I have a right bad 
chance of leaving my business, espe- 
cially on these particular Saturdays. 
However, 1 am going to try to arrange 
a little different, so I can be with you 
all more. I am sure I would have en- 
joyed the communion service so much 
and meeting and talking with the peo- 
ple that I believe to be the children 
of the "Most High." But in this life 
(as you know, we all have our ups and 
downs, and if you will allow me to re- 
fer to self, it seems to me sometimes 
that mine is an outside case, being as 
I am, part of the time, in a very desti- 
tute and barren wilderness, and yet I 
know and realize that the Lord has 
and does wonderfully bless me more 
than 1 deserve, for which I desire to 
thank Him so much, for in summing 
up the whole thing we are bound to 
agree, even with Jonah of old that sal- 
vation is of the Lord, and we should 
love, praise, honor and adore Him, 
and endure as seeing him who is invis- 
b.le l, Again we read that Israel's God 
will not forsake them, but will be with 
them always, even unto the end of the 
world. The trouble is in fus and not 
in Him, for He is not slack concerning 
His promises. But our cries are unto 
Him, Lord Isave, 1 perish. I know that 
1 am young in the baptism, but I feel 
that 1 have some of these experiences 
that have been with ine for right many 
years. 

X often think of you and Sister 



Worsley, and of how 1 so greatly en- 
joyed your hospitality during the 
short time I was in your home. It 
seems to me that the conversation that 
1 heard (£rom you and she could come 
from none other but the "born again" 
and that beloved man of God, Elder 
P. I). Gold who has so > untireingly 
watched over and kept the faith and 
comforted the saints for so many 
years. How my ^heart goes out to him 
in love. Isn't it wonderful, how that 
the Lord has mercy on us? 

I hope that you will have the mind 
to write again sometimes. 

Your brother in hope, 

L.D.LANGLEY. 

Halifax, N. 0. 

RESOLUTION. 

We, the church at Salem, Johnson 
County, N. C, do hereby pass the fol- 
lowing resolutions concerning the 
death of our beloved sister Phoeby 
Whitlejly, who was baptibed by Elder 
J. A. T. Jones and died July 9, 1917 ; 
therefore be it resolved, 

First, That the church has lost a 
kind and faithful member, the family 
a loved one, and the community a kind 
friend. 

Second, That we bow in humble sub- 
mission to our (Jod in taking her away 
from us and may we live according to 
the pattern she has, in her humble 
way, set forth. 

Third, That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be written on our church book 
and a copy be sent to Zion's Land- 
mark for publication. 

Done by order of conference July 
meeting 1917. 

Elder Jesse Barnes. Moderator. 
J. I. Whitley, C. C. 

My son, wajlk not in the way with 
them; refrain thy foot from theii 
path: 



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ZION'S LANDMARK 



"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. 0. 

P. 6. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. LI NUMBER 5 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C., JAN. 15, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 

WHO CAN STAND BEFORE HIS 
COLD? 
Psalm 147:17 
.Man cannot stand to resist the pow- 
er of God in the sense of defeating it 
in anything. Who hath resisted His 
will? Or who can say unto Him, what 
doest thou? Man may and does op- 
pose His will often in the sense that 
he is averse to it, and if lie could he 
would hinder and defeat it; yet God 
does 'tfl His pleasure. He makes the 
wrath of man to praise him, and re- 
strains the remainder of wrath. Then 
why doth God find fault, if man is 
not able to resist Him? None is able 
to resist His will or to defeaft it. But 
the carnal mind of man, w r hich is not 
reconciled to God's will, neither in- 
deed can be, can never defeat it, but 
the gracious sovereign will of God is 
accomplished all to the praise of the 
glory of God's grace; and if man is 
ever shown the wisdom of God's way, 
and the folly of his own will, he re- 
joices that God's will is done, and not 
man's will. By the contraction of 



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cold as well as by the expansion of 
heat, forces that man cannot resist or 
hasten, but silently with no struggle 
or strife the power that man cannot 
hinder nor direct, operates silently, 
surely, with no parade or display of 
power. The hidden secret forces of 
nature are handled according to God's 
wi\l without any display of power. 
There are no agencies visible employ- 
ed to work His will. / 

The heat of summer opens the slum- 
bering forces of nature, unlocks the 
chambers that withhold the sleeping 
forces that in the heart of summer 
bloom and ripen the fruits of earth 
that spring forth from the fruitful dap 
of nature, and yield the bounty of her 
wealth to gladden the eye and to feed 
the appetite of the hungry. There 
seems to be no strain or effort of na- 
ture to call forth the latent force 
that causes crops and fruits to send 
forth in joyous abundance that which, 
when God Almighty opens His hand 
satisfies the desire of every living 
thing. Barns are filled with fruits 
sheltered for the coming winter. 
When these are gathered in their sea- 
son then winter wraps himself in the 
warmer clothing of winter, and creeps 
into his haunt of defence to resist 
the coming cold that searches every 
nook and corner of earth. Nor can 
man invent or find any escape from 
this searching cold, nor clip the wings 
of its rapid moving flight, nor satisfy 
the hunger of man but it reaches and 
consumes all that the summer has 
poured into the lap of the harvest. 

It is the employ of man to dig and 
plow in summer to pile food into his 
houses in summer to carry the paupers 
through the piercing cold of winter 
lest they starve. 

When all this is done we still feel 
the next seasons whether of cold or 
heat are the repetition of that which 
hath been again returns. Life is a 



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tread mill of such experiences; nor 
can man leap over these bounds, but 
must serve in his £ot all the days of 
his appointed time here on earth de- 
pendent on his Maker; but the observ- 
ant and the obedient escape much 
that thoughtless or rash do not es- 
cape. The prudent foresees the evil 
and hides himself, while the simple 
pas* on and are punished. P. D. G. 



Elder P D. Gold, 

Dear Brother in Christ — Will you 
please give me your view through 
Landmark of the Kingdom of heaven: 
wi^l it rule this earth for one thousand 
years in rightousness ? 
Yours very truly, 

In hope of eternal life. 

L. H. Kennedy. 
I Jesus said, "the kingdom of God 
cometh not with observation. Neither 
shall they say Lo here, or lo there ; ror 
behold the kingdom of God is within 
you." Luke 17:20-21. 

The kingdom of God or the king- 
dom of heaven is within you. It does 
not come as man would expect as ear- 
thly rulers come with great displays 
of power and glory. 

)Naaman thought surely the prophet 
will make a great ado with me and 
compliment me. No ; the kingdom of 
heaven does not flatter men, nor puff 
them up, nor exalt them. 

The kingdom of God is within the 
subjects of grace working in them to 
do the will of God by clothing them 
with ths spirit of meekness and hu- 
mility, making them patient in tribu- 
lation, instant in prayer given to hos- 
pitality, not a show of style or wealth, 
but in good will to men. Nothing is to 
be done for vain glory. 

The power of the Lord God so moves 
the subject of grace to serve the Lord 
God that there is in the one serving 
the Lord such a conviction of unfit- 
ness aM yjligness, ignorance and the 



need of everything essential to fit him 
for the true service of God, and the 
presence in him of so much that seems 
to him to be harmful, that he cannot 
glory in what he is, or does. Without 
Jesus he feels he can do nothing good. 
It is true that grace leads and prompts 
him to serve in such a way that he 
cannot glory in anything he does. 

Nor does it appear to him that Man- 
kind are making any progress or head- 
way in conquering the earth. Each 
one that is sensible of the inherent, 
stubborn opposition of his own will, 
heart, mind and nature, that can not 
say, Let us take the world for the 
Lord. The power is not in the crea- 
ture, nor is there any such a display 
ir him of progress that he can prom- 
ise that it will be any better tomor- 
row than it is today. We have qo 
control over tomorrow. Boast not thy- 
self of tomorrow, for thou knowest 
not what a day may bring forth. We 
must wait until the Lord brings 
to pass his own purpose. We must 
wait on the Lord in the sense that He 
is the Reader and the doer of His word 
and will. 

There is perhaps no greater blun- 
ders made by men than when they 
promise they will do so and* so. Where- 
as we ought to say, if the Lord will 
we will do so and so. The prayer of 
those blest of the Lord is, Lord, what 
wilt thou have me to do? The desire 
that God's will may be done is a good 
desire.. But how and when it is done 
is above our power to comprehend 
fully. Jesus said, not my will, but 
thine be done. P. B. G. 



COLD WEATHER. 

The Lord sends the weather cold or 
hot, wet or dry. 

One good effect, of intensely cold 
weather, such as we have had of late, 
and are having now, is to cause peopjle 
to have a deeper consciousness of de- 
pendence on the Lord £Vd from whom 



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comes every good gift and every per- 
fect gift. 

There is no 'better service than to 
love and fear the Lord God. One way 
of serving the Lord God is to do good 
as we have opportunity to those in 
need. To consider the necessities of 
mankind, and even to show kindness 
to the brute creation is commendable. 
The merciful man showeth mercy to 
his beast. To relieve the fatherless 
and the widow — to remember the 
poor, and to show kindness to them is 
praiseworthy. There is good in all 
things to those that love the Lord 
God. All things work together for 
good to them that love God, to them 
who are the called according to His 
purpose. The reason for that is that 
God works all things according to the 
counsel of His own will. His wisdom, 
power, goodness, mercy and love to- 
wards those that love him is such that 
all things work together for good to 
them that love Him ; and He loved 
them that love him before they loved 
Him. Indeed we love Him because He 
first loved us, and so loved us as to 
send His on,!y 'begotten Son into the 
world that whosoever believeth on 
Him should not perish, but have eter- 
nal life. P. D.G. 



"Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; 
and in sin did my mother conceive, 
me." Psalm 51:5. 

This is a declaration — a confession 
— made by one who not only did not 
attempt to cover his own guilt, nor of- 
fer any excuse or apology for his sin, 
but did not in any sense attempt to 
charge God with folly, nor in any 
sense endeavor to connect God's do- 
minion or providence, in any way. 
with his own act so as to mitigate thfl 
heinousness of his own guilt. The lan- 
guage is alive with the loathing of his 
own guilt, so that the purity and holi- 
ness of God shines in such brightness 



LANBMARK 1#7 

that God is justified when He speak* 
and clear when He judges. 

This writer seeks no shelter, nor 
mercy because in sin did his mother 
conceive him, and "that he was shapen 
in iniquity. Nor does he crawl back 
to Adam for an apalogy that might di- 
vide his guilt. There is such horror 
'•n sin against God that those feeling 
'heir own guilt truly would no" for .1 
moment hint at a plea putting their 
own guilt on another; for it is so hate- 
ful tlis-1 they desire that no place umy 
be sought even for an excuse for its 
commission He that is stung with 
the guilt of sin would never seek an 
excuse for its commission. 

"Against thee, thee only, have I 
sinned, and done this evil in thy 
sight.'" To sin against God is the 
worst form of sin. Because God is 
most holy, and should command such 
fear, love, reverence, and obedience 
from us that there should be in our 
hearts no desire to sin against Him. 
While all sin ultimately is against 
Him, yet we so little feel his fear that 
sin is so mixed with evil. 

"We go astray from the womb. The 
fear of God is not before our eyes. 
Then why should this man so deeply 
loathe his conduct and pray for the 
mercy of God? Surely it is good that 
God does not take his Holy Spirit 
from us, nor cast us away from His 
merciful and blessed presence. 

How sweet the mercy and forgive- 
ness of God is. How great is His pow- 
er that he is able to cast our sins into 
the sea of His forgetfulness, and to re- 
member them no more forever. His 
lovingkindness is so good, and the 
multitude of His tender kindness is so 
great that He is able to wash us 
throughly from our guilt. When God 
purges us from sin how wonderfully 
He cleanses our inward parts, and 
washes us so that we are whiter than 



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snow. He is able to create in me a 
clean heart, and ienew in me a right 
spirit. 

The wonderful effect of the deal- 
ings of the Lord God* with His people 
who feel their vileness brings them to 
know that a broken and a contrite 
heart God will not despise, nor cast 
such away from His holy presence. 

How great and wonderful is our 
God to open our lips so that unclean 
as we are our mouth shall show forth 
His praise. Ascribe ye greatness to 
our Maker. P. D. G. 



VANITY OF IDOL GODS. 

"Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth. 
Their idols were upon the beasts, and 
upon the cattle ; your carriages were 
heavy laden; they are a burden to the 
weary beasts." Isai. 46:1 These are 
the idols, the false gods of "Babylon. 
How weak they are as they fall down 
prostrate before the eternal God, the 
power and wisdom that guides Israel, 
and keeps that favored people. The 
eternal God is thy refnge, and under- 
neath are the everlasting arms. 

Israel had forgotten the Holy One. 
and had been delivered over to the 
kingdom of Babylon, not by the idol 
gods of Babylon, but by Him who nei- 
ther sleeps nor slumbers. 

The prophet Isaiah says. Bel bow- 
eth down, Nebo stooneth. They are 
the false gods, the idols of Babylon. 
They can not walk, nor talk, they see 
not, they hear not. There is no life, 
nor power in them. Thev cannot, 
move. They must be hauled about 
from place to place. The beasts that 
haul them about are wearied as thev 
pull them from place to place. Those 
that worship them are like them, with- 
out wisdom, or power. These Babv- 
lonians are themselves gone into cap- 
tivity. 

How different is the glorious God of 



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Israel, declaring the end from the be- 
ginning. Before events come to pass, 
or are even thought of in the minds of 
men, yea before man himself existed, 
God said, my counsel shall stand, and 
I will do all my pleasure. God brings 
near his righteousness. It shall not 
be far off. God himself will cause to 
come to pass what He has purposed. 

The comfort and solidity of the joy 
of worshipping and trusting the God 
of Israel is of unspeakable and ever- 
lasting joy. Because He is God and 
changes not, therefore the sons of Ja- 
cob are not consumed. 

"Whither shall I go from vhy spi^. 
it, or whither shall I flee from thy 
presence.'" If I ascend up into heav- 
en, thou xiv there; if 1 male:; my bed 
in hell, behold thou art there. If I 
take the wings of thx morning, and 
dwell in the uttermost oarts >f the 
sea; even there shall shall thy hand 
lead me, and thy right hand shall hold 
me. If I say, Surely the darkness 
shall cover me; even the night shall 
be light about me." Psalm L3'):7-31. 

Surely it becomes us to say and feel 
that such knowledge is too wonderful 
for me; it is high, I cannot attain un- 
to it. P. I). G. 



A BODY PREPARED. 

"Wherefore when he cometh into 
the world, he saith, Sacrifice and of- 
fering for sin thou wouldst not, but a 
body hast thou prepared me." Heb. 
10:5-10. See also the verses following 
to the lltth verse. 

This is one of the most wonderful 
declarations of scripture relating to 
the coming of Jesus Christ in the 
flesh, who is God manifest in flesh, 
to do the will of God in earth, to make 
an end of sin, to abolish death, and 
bring in everlasting righteousness. 
This suffering unto death of the Lamb 
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ascension to glory on the right hand 
of the Father in the majesty of heav- 
en; to whom all power in both heaven 
and earth is committed, with the ad- 
ministration and the execution of the 
Father's will in heaven and earth; 
and the bringing in the New Cove- 
nant, wherein God no more remembers 
the sins and the iniquities of his peo- 
ple, but He makes all things new ; so 
that the subjects of this new Gospel 
dispensation are under Priesthood 
of Jesus Christ, and the subjects of 
the blessed kingdom of Jesus Christ, 
and are accepted in the beloved. 

"And God said, Let us make man in 
our image, after our likeness; and let 
them have dominion over the fish of 
the sea, and the fowl of the air," etc. 
Thus God created man in His own im- 
age. The man thus made is the figure 
of Him who was then to come, and be 
found in fashion as a man. For since 
by man, this man Adam, came sin and 
by sin came death ; so since by man 
came death, so by man shall come the 
resurrection from the dead. 

The Spirit, the Lord from heaven, 
is the substance, the eternal life, of 
which Adam the first is the shadow. 

Adam is of the earth, and makes 
nothing perfect. But Jesus, the. sec- 
ond Adam, the quickening Spirit, the 
Lord from heaven, is the covenant 
head, and a body is given him, and a 
people is chosen in him, from before 
the foundation of the world. 2nd 
Timothy 1:7-11, Titus 2:11-14. 
, Also Eph. 2:4-10, Rom. 8:29-39. 
These are specimens showing that 
there are many proof texts of the 
Bible establishing and proving the 
Bible doctrine, that salvation comes 
through Christ who was found in 
fashion as a man, but without sin. 
He was made in the likeness of sin- 
ful flesh, but he knew no sin. He 
is a perfect offering to God, and 



makes perfect all that he came to 
perform. The works of the law 
prove the failure of man, as that 
the law made nothing perfect, but 
the bringing in of a better hope 
leaves nothing imperfect that he 
came to accomplish. He is made of 
a woman. But whe n the fulness of 
the time was come, God sent His 
Son, made of a woman, made under 
the law. To redeem them that were 
under the law, that we might re- 
ceive the adoption of sons. And 
because ye are sons, God hath sent 
forth the Spirit of His Son into 
your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 
Gal. 4:4-6. 

The mystery of the humiliation 
of the Son of God unto the shame- 
ful death of the cross, to make 
atonement for our sins, His being 
tempted in all points as we are, yet 
without sin ; for God hath made 
Him to be sin for us who knew no 
sin is without controversy the mys- 
tery of godliness. 

The body prepared for Jesus 
that was without sin, yet able to 
bear our sins in His own body to 
make an end of sin, and to abolish 
death, who had n o sin, knew no sin, 
was holy, harmless, separate from 
sinners, who had power to lay 
down His life, yet sin had no power 
over him, disease had no power ov- 
er him, death had no power over 
him, who had power over sin, dis- 
ease, death, devils, power over all 
flesh to give eternal life to all that 
the Father gave unto him; and 
this is eternal life to know thee, the 
only true God and Jesus Christ 
whom thou hast sent, is the mys- 
tery of Godliness. 

There is no mystery so great as 
the mystery of godliness. 

The manifestation of Jesus Christ 
in the flesh to suffer the just one for 
the unjust that we might be made 
the mystery Of godliness in HSm; 



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and when this is accomplished the 
revelation of Jesus Christ made of 
a woman, made under the law in 
order that sin and death should be 
destroyed, and the revelation of 
the Son of Man manifested in the 
godhead, so that in the resurrec- 
tion life death should be abolished, 
and those born of incorruptible 
seed should appear without fault 
before the throne of God to die no 
more, is the wonderful mystery of 
godliness. 

A body hast thou prepared me. 
The temple of the Lord in which is 
the true worship, the spiritual tab- 
ernacle or the body of Christ fitly 
framed together, in which every 
member of that wo n derful body is 
made without hands, in which 
there is no schism, the church of 
the living God, the pillar and 
ground of +he truth, in which he 
shall be glorified ; called also the 
bride, the Lamb's wife, given to 
him by his Father, that shall in the 
resurrection from the dead be pre- 
sented without spot, or wrinkle, or 
any such thing, a glorious church, 
his body, the fulness of Him who 
filleth all in all. For in Him (Jes- 
us) dwelleth all the fulness of the 
Godhead bodily. Things under the 
law are shadows of good things in 
the gospel, for the body is of Christ. 
If ye then be risen with Christ seek 
those things which are above, 
where Christ sitteth on the right 
hand of God. Set your affections 
on things above, not on things on 
earth. For ye are dead and your 
life is hid with Christ in God. 
When Christ who is our life shall 
appear then shall ye also appear 
with Him in glory. 

P. D. G. 



LOVE OF MONEY. 

"For the love of money is the root 
of all evil," 1st Tim. 6:10. They 



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say it is not charitable to attack 
men's expressions or notions; for 
we ought to give true weight to 
what is said. That depends on what 
is said. 

Take this expression, Money is 
the root of all evil. Now if that is 
true then we should endorse that. 
Then we show our faithfulness 
by approving what is said. Sup- 
pose the subject under considera- 
tion is "Money Making." One says 
we must get away from the influ- 
ence of that ancient preceptor who 
first said that "Money is the root of 
all evil." Who was that ancient 
preceptor? It is commonly said it 
was the Apostle Paul. It is very 
important to rightly use the sacred 
teaching of the Bible. Common 
honesty would compel writers to 
fairly state the views of others, and 
not to misrepresent them. A true 
desire to know what the scripture 
means is a blessed desire. 

Solomon says money is a defense, 
Eccl. 7 :12. Money answereth all 
things, Eccl. 10:19. That is what- 
ever is bought or sold has a value 
fixed by the traffic standard which 
is called in our language money. A 
feast is made for laughter, and wine 
maketh merry; but money answer- 
eth all. That is the common or gen- 
eral standard of value. What an 
article sells for in the market is con- 
sidered its value. 

Now Paul is not condemning that 
rule of business. For Paul is not 
writing that which is false, or which 
contradicts any scripture of truth. 

When Jesus cast the money chan- 
gers out of the temple, saying, Ye 
have made it a den of thieves, yet 
Jesus told Peter how to obtain a' 
piece of money from the mouth of 
a fish to pay tribute Money. Peter 
also said, silver and gold have I 
none, but such as I have give I unto 
thee. 

Peter says, Ye are not redeem- 
ed with corruptible things such as 
silver and gold. 

Compared with the holiness »f 



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in 



the blood of Jesus silver and gold 
are corruptible, and not a particle 
of value. Yet in their place silver 
and gold have their value. 

But it is the love of money that is 
the root of all evil. 

The honest uses of money are not 
condemned. If one does not covet 
anything that belongs to another, 
but loves his neighbor and not what 
belongs to another, he is not a thief, 
or dishonest. John the Baptist said 
to the soldiers, "Do violence to no 
man." I would not be afraid of a 
soldier that would do no wrong to 
any man — do no violence to any- 
one. Nor would I be afraid of any 
man robbing me who is content with 
such things as he has, and is con- 
tent with his wages. 

In war times the terrible pestil- 
ence of lust seizes the people. The 
game of grab takes hold of man- 
kind. We seem to lose the natural 
good-will we have for each other. 
Whence come wars and fighting 
among you, come they not hence of 
your lusts that war in your mem- 
ber? Ye lust and have not; ye kill, 
and desire to have, and cannot ob- 
tain ; ye fight and war ; yet ye have 
not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, 
and receive not, because ye ask 
amiss, that ye may consume it upon 
your lusts," James 4:1-4. 

What have not men, some men, 
done wrong to obtain what belongs 
to others. Men rob, defraud, kill, 
go to war, do all of wicked deeds 
because of the love, the wicked love 
of money, which love of money is 
the root of all evil. That is this cor- 
rupt love of money causes them to 
•ommit all sorts of wicked things, 
because they so love money. Paul 
says, O thou man of God, flee these 
things." 

Love of truth, the love of God 
worketh no ill, no wrong to any one, 
but it prompts to good deeds. 

P. D. G. 



TEMPTED: BUT NO SINNER. 
"For we have not an high priest 



which cannot be touched with the 
feeling of our infirmities, but was 
in all points tempted like as we are, 
yet without sin." Heb. 4:15. 

When Jesus was found in fashion 
as a man he was touched with the 
feeling of our infirmities. 

"In the beginning was the Word 
and the Word was with God. 

The same was in the beginning 
with God. All things were made by 
Him ; and without Him was not any- 
thing made that was made," John 
1 :l-3. 

"And the Word was made flesh, 
and dwelt among us (and we be- 
held his glory; the glory of the only 
begotten of the Father, full of grace 
and truth," John 1 :14. 

"Let this mind be in you,, which 
was also in Christ Jesus. Who be- 
ing in the form of God, thought it 
not robbery to be equal with God; 
but made Himself of no reputation ; 
and took upon Him the form of a 
servant, and was made in the like- 
ness of men. 

And being found in fashion as a 
man, he humbled himself, and be- 
came obedient unto death, even the 
death of the cross." Phil. 2:5-8. 

When the Son of God was mani- 
fested in the flesh by being found 
in fashion as a man he was com- 
passed with infirmity. He was so 
poor he had no where to lay his 
head. He knew what it was to 
hunger and thirst for natural bread 
and water. He knew what it was 
to be old, to suffer the just one for 
the unjust, he knew what it was to 
be made sin for us. In all our af- 
fliction he was afflicted. He was 
tempted in all points like as we are. 
He was touched with the feeling of 
our infirmities, yet knew no sin. He 
repined not, murmured not, he en- 
dured all things for the elects' sake. 
Jesus endured the cross, despising 
the shame. He endured such con- 
tradiction of sinners against him- 
self. He could say behold and see 
if there was ever such sorrow as 
my sorrow. Forsaken of God, de- 
spised and rejected of men, a man 



112 ZION'S 

of sorrows and acquainted with 
grief, who knew no sin, holy, harm- 
less, undefiled. 

He knows our frame. He remem- 
bers we are dust. He bore our sins 
in his own body on the tree, and 
was made a curso for us. What a 
glorious and merciful high priest. 

Some men are famous for soma 
excellencies, but "weak in other 
things. In them we see much to re- 
spect and love ; but in Jesus is one 
altogether lovely. Every excellency 
in perfection with no fault, nor sin, 
1 no failure. What a blessed gift, 
who gave himself for us and with 
himself every reeded blessing for 
time and the fulness of blessing for 
eternity. 

This advocate with the Father 
who knows what are our infirmities 
and what we need, so great is th;s 
gift that He brings every needed 
blessing with himself. For if God 
give us Christ how shall be not with 
him freely give us all things? 

P. D. G. 



NEW YEAR 

We have divisions of Time. They 
are not natural, but artificial. Nat- 
ural divisions of time are day and 
night. Winter and summer, cold 
and heat, etc. In the beginning 
darkness sat upon the deep. God 
said, Let there be light, and there 
was light, which He called day. 

We have days of the week, days 
of the month, etc. They are that we 
may note time and indicate it. 

We call this day the first day of 
New Year 1918. 

We have no control to create 
time. If we use it well we are wise 
redeeming the time, because the 
days are evil. There is evil time up- 
on us. Wisdom is needed to so live 
that prudence shall guide and pre- 
serve us. 

Time is precious if well used. We 
have one time to live. We cannot 
recall time that is past. How often 



LANDMARK 

would many of us feel glad if our 
blunders could be expunged or heal- 
ed, and something good could be 
put in the place of our own miscon- 
duct which juts out to our shame 
and reproach. 

Such things cause us to feel the 
need of that preventing of blunders 
that grants us the wisdom that is 
from above, that is first pure, then 
peaceable, easily entreated, gentle, 
without partiality, and without hy- 
pocrisy. 

We know not what a day will 
bring forth. We do not bring forth, 
much less create, anything. If we 
feel that all our times are in his 
hand then the comfort is that the 
Lord rules, "Thou wilt keep him in 
perfect peace whose mind is staid 
on thee, because he trusteth in 
thee." 

Why take ye thought for the mor- 
row. We cannot make one hair 
white or black. Then if we cannot 
change the less, why attempt to 
manage the greater. Today if ye 
will hear his voice harden not your 
hearts, as in the provocation, Heb. 
3:14-15. 

Now is the day of salvation. Christ 
is exalted a prince and a Saviour. 
Say not in thine heart who shall 
ascend into heaven that is to bring 
Christ down. He has already come 
down to earth. Say not in thine 
heart, who shall descend into the 
deep, that is to bring up Christ 
again from the dead. But what 
saith it? The word of faith that 
we preach is nigh thee, even in thy 
mouth and in thy heart. That if 
thou shalt confess with thy mouth 
the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in 
thine heart that God hath raised 
him from the dead, thou shalt be 
saved. Now is the accepted time. 
Now is the day of salvation. This is 
in the sense that Christ has been 
crucified, and exalted at the right 



ZI©NS 

hand of God a prince and a Saviour, 
and blessed are all that trust in him. 
Whosoever shall call on him shall 
be saved. 

To all who are interested in sal- 
vation there is no matter so import- 
ant as is this. 

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God 
and his righteousness, and all these 
things (all needful things) shall be 
added. 

All those that truly call on the 
Lord do show the wisdom that 
guides them, and are wise redeem- 
ing the time. To all, such this shall 
be a blessed New Yea&- 
iL^ P. D. G. 



Durham, N. C, Jan. 18, 1918. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 
Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother: I am in receipt 
of a letter from Eld. L. H. Hardy 
of Atlantic, N. C, saying in part 
as follows: 

On the morning of the 19th in- 
stant a cyclone struck our town, 
and left us without a house of 
worship which cannot be replac- 
ed for $2,000.00. 

One-fifth of the houses are de- 
stroyed together with nearly all the 
oyster boats, leaving many of the 
inhabitants without means of sup- 
port, and in destitute circumstances, 
and further states that he is chair- 
man of a relief committee, and will 
greatly appreciate donations for the 
relief of the suffering, and to re- 
place their meeting house. 

With your permission I feel con- 
strained to call upon the readers of 
the Landmark to join in a relief and 
building fund, and to make it uni- 
versal, and burdensome to none let 
me suggest that your contribution 
be not less than $1.00 or more than 
$2.00 (more if you wish), but if the 
readeis of the Landmark will re- 
spond lovingly with the amount 



LANDMARK 113 

suggested the effect will bring the 
full measure of relief. 

Let your contribution go forward 
at once to Brother Hardy, stating 
for which purpose you wish it ap- 
plied. The receipt of same will be 
published in the forthcoming issues 
of the Landmark that you may see 
how well we heed the cry of the 
destitute. 

Again brethren and sisters every- 
where, let me beg you in the name 
,of the Lord not to dismiss this ap- 
peal until you have made your of- 
fering a,s unto Him, and He will 
abundantly bless you. 

Submitted in love, 

C. F. DENNY. 
Relief. Building. 
Church of Durham__$1.00 $25.00 



C. F. Denny 1.00 1.00 

G. C. Farthing 1.00 1.00 

Mrs. Minnie Tatum_ 1.00 1.00 

J. W. Pearce 1.00 1.00 

G. W. Wilson 1.00 

Mrs. W.T. Carrington 2.50 2.50 

J. T. Lamb 1.00 1.00 

W. S. Farthing 1.00 

G. Rose 1.00 

Alonza Barber .50 1.00 

Mrs. E. C. Smothers. 1.00 

Dr. H. E. Satterfield_ 1.00 1.00 

J. D. Dupree 1.00 

M. G. Markham 2.00 2.00 

Willie Hester 1.00 

Mrs. W. S. Brooks___ 1.00 1.00 

Mrs. E. M. Sharp 1.00 

Ruben R. Smothers. _ 1.00 

P. D. Gold 2.00 2.00 



UNION NOTES. 

Dear Brother Gold:- Owing to 
the extreme cold weather, there was 
no Contentnea Union held in Dec, 
1917. Therefore, according to our 
custom, the next Contentnea Union 
will be held with the church at 
Mewborn's, the 5th Sunday in 
March, 1918. 



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Those who may want to be met 
at the railroad will be met at La- 
Grange onuFriday before by notify- 
ing Brother J. E. Mewborn or Elder 
W. B. Kearney a few days before. 
Their postoffice is Snow Hill, N. C. 
L. J. H. MEWBORN, 

Clerk. 



Elder A. D. Johnson, Upper Town 
Creek, Saturday and 3rd Sunday in 
February. 



ELDER J. W. WYATT 
February 7, Goldsboro ; February 
8, LaGrange; February 9 and 10, 
Mewborn's; February 11, Nahunta; 
February 12, Memorial; February 
13, Chapel; February 14, Cross 
Roads. 

He will need conveyance when off 
railroad. 



Sister Rutha Tripp has changed 
her address from Washington, N. C. 
to Route 4, Greenville, N. C, care 
M. W. Tyson. 



Physician Successfully Treats Pellagra 
With Barium Rock Water. 

Dr. Chas. B. Walker, a Charlotte, N. C, 
physician, says: "I have used Barium Rock 
Springs water in a case of pellagra with 
very beneficial results. YLo skin eruption 
was entirely relieved atler using fifteen 
gallons of tre water and condition of the 
stomach and bowels so improved that the 
patient could eat and digest anything de- 
sired." 

Barium Rock Water is recommended for 
use only in Buch cases as reliable testi- 
mony has proven that it will give relief. 
If you are a sufferer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia, rheumatism, gout or diseases 
arising from disorders of the stomach, kid- 
neys, liver or bowels, if you are in a nerv- 
ous run-down condition, give this guaran- 
teed water a trial. Ten gallons only $2.00. 
If it fails to benefit your case, tell us so 
and we will promptly refund your $2.00. 
It is understood that the empty demijohns 
are to be returned to us prepaid. Address 
Barium Springs Co., Box A-20, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 




The strain of modern bus- 
iness life is too much for 
the nerves. You need 
nerve sedative. Try 



A Nerve Sedative that is 
recommended for Nervous- 
ness, Sleeplessness, Epilep 
sy, Hysteria, Chronic Head- 
ache, Nervous Irritation, 
and for use by those ad- 
dicted to the Alcoholic or 
Drug Habit. 

SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS 



MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind. 



They would none- of my counsel ; 
they despised all my reproof. 



CATARRH 

The "Disinfectant Vitalizing Treatment" 

with the Y. Q. C. Inhaler is the ideal method 
of treating catarrh and kindred troubles. 
This germ-killing vaporized air goes to the 
most remote parts of the air passages and 
gives quick relief. Absolutely harmless. Won- 
derfully effective. Sold on a positive guaran- 
tee of satisfactory results or money refund- 
ed. At druggists or by mail from 
Y. Q. CALDWELL, JR., 
PARIS, TENN, 



t 



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115 



DRUGS EXCITE YOUR 
KIDNEYS, USE SALTS 

If your Back is aching or Bladder bothers, 
drink lots of water and eat 
less meat. 



When your kidneys hurt and your back 
feels sore, don't get scared and proceed 
to load your stomach with a lot of drugs 
that excite the kidneys and irritate the 
entire urinary tract. Keep your kidneys 
clean like you keep your bowels clean, by 
flushing them with a mild, harmless salts 
which removes the body's urinous waste 
■ and stimulates them to their normal activ- 
ity. The function of the kidneys is to 
filter the blood. In 24 hours their strain 
irom it 500 grains of acid and waste, so 
we can readily understand the vital im- 
portance of keeping the kidneys active. 

Drink Jots of water — you can't drink 
too much; also get from any pharmacist 
about four ounces of Jad Salts; take a 
tablespoonful in a glass of water before 
breakfast each morning for a few days and 
your kidneys will act fine. This famous 
salts is made from the acid of grapes and 
lemon juice, combined with lithia, and has 
been used for generations to clean and 
stimulate clogged kidneys; also to neu- 
tralize the acids in urine so it no longer is 
a source of irritation, thus ending bladder 
weakness. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot injure; 

makes a delightful effervescent lithia-water 
: drink which everyone should take now and 
; then to keep tneir kidneys clean and act- 
I ive. Try this, also keep up the water 
! drinking, and no doubt you, will wonder 

what became of your kidney trouble and 

backache. 



For all our days are passed away 
in thy wrath ; we spend our years as 
a day that is told. 

He shall call upon me and I will 
answer him; I will be with him in 
trouble ; I will deliver him and hon- 
our him. 



ASK YOUR DEALER FOR 




TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLING 

Save your Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine right now — Also 
stops itching scalp. 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
scalp; of dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverish- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
if not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — any time — will surely 
save your hair. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of It if you will just try a little Dan- 
derine. Save your hair! Try it! 



Let them praise thy great and 
terrible name ; for it is holy. 



RUB-ESIY-TISM 

Will cure Rheumatism, Neu- 
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic 
Strains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old 
Sores, Tetter, Ring-Worm, Ec- 
zema, etc. .Ar.liseptic Anodyne, 
used internaiiy or externally. 25c 



Who knoweth the power of thine 
anger? Even according to thy fear 
so is thy wrath. 



Don't think because you have taken 
many remedies in vain that your case is 
incurable. Hood's Sarsaparilla has cured 
many seemingly hopeless cases of scrofula, 
catarrh, rheumatism, kidney complaint, 
dyspepsia and general debility. Take Hoods. 



Thou shalt tread upon the lion^ 
and adder; the young lion and the' 
dragon shalt thou trample under 
thy feet. 



WANTED— Agents sell washing tablets, 
washes clothes without . rubbing. Sample 
and particulars free. J Johnson, 814 Greg- 
ory St. L Greensboro, N. C. jl-2t 



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IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 
FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look Mother! If tongue is coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy after giving 
"California Syrup of Figs," because in 
a few hours all the clogged-up waste, 
sour bile and fermenting food gently 
moves out of the bowels, and you have 
a well, playful child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to 
take this harmless "fruit laxative." 
Millions of mothers keep it handy be- 
cause they know its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt 
and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cent hot- 
tie of "California Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 



Unto whom I swear in my wrath 
that they should not enter into my 
rest. 



The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of tl' many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 1617 W. Main 
St., Richmond. Va. 



Let the sea roar, and the fulness 
thereof; the world, and they that 
dwell therein. 



No. 686 

This it a prescription prepared especially 
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER. 

Five or six doses will break any case, and 
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not 
return. It acts on the liver better than 
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 25c 



Declare his glory among the hea- 
then, his wonders among all people. 

For their feet run to evil, and make 
haste to shed blood. 



WHILE AT WAR 

Women Suffer at Home. 



Woodford, Tknn..— "This is to certify 



that I have \ 




Dr. Pierce's Favorite 
Proscription also 
t he ( ioldon Medical 
Discovery and find 
t hem tn lie as repre- 
sented. When suf- 
fering with nerv- 
ous prostration 
' Favorite Prescrip- 
tion' c tired me 
when other medi- 
cines failed. I 
/j think it is a grand 
medicine ;uid never 
fail to recommend 
it to suffering 
sa Lee Hogah, 



Svlacauga, Ala. — w My wife used 
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription during 
expectancy. She had been having a 
great deal of trouble and used the ' Pre- 
scription ' with wonderful results. She 
had practically no suffering, where be- 
fore she had suffered intensely. No one 
can tell in words the good the 'Pre- 
scription ' did my wife ; it is simply a 
wonderful medicine. Every woman in 
the land ought to use it."— A. Hudqins. 



One nice thing about Doctor Pierce's 
Favorite Prescription it contains no alco- 
hol or narcotic nor any harmful ingre- 
dient. Put up in liquid and tablets and 
sold by druggists. If not obtainable, 
send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce, Invalids' 
Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., and he will mail 
a trial package of the tablets. 

Sick women are invited to consult 
Dr. Pierce by letter, free; also a 136- 
page book on woman's diseases, free. 

Doctor Pierce's Pellets are the original 
little Liver Pills. One little Pellet for a 
laxative— three for a cathartic. Sold by 
druggists for nearly 50 years. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 



I gladly recommend this water to the sick., 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes County, N. C., remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
the bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, ate, 



ZIONS LANDMARK 



The BnEATM ^s/ ihG For* est 



inland Australia, where he 



derful catarrhal treatment,— Hyomei. 
Hyomei is a germ killing vaporized air 



Sold on a positive guarantee of satisfactory results or n 
plete outfit $1.15; extra bottle inhalant 60c. At druggisl 
druggist cannot supply it. 




BOOTH'S HYOMEI CO. s Ithaca, N. Y. 



Foley's Honey 
and Tar 

Always reliable for 
Coughs 
Colds 
Croup 

Tickling Throat 
Hoarseness 
Whooping Cough 
Bronchial Cough 

and it is your very best buy £ot 

La Grippe 

"Every mother in the hind should 
keep a bottle right at hand. " 

25c, 50c and $1.00 E J?± te 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Pape's Diapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If what you just ate is souring on 
your stomach or lies like a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste 
in mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed relief in five minutes. 
Put an end to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. 
You realize in five minutes how need- 
less it is to suffer from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomach disorder. 
It's the quickest, surest stomach doc- 
tor in the world. It's wonderful. 



For the Lord will not cast off His 
people, neither will He forsake His 
inheritance. 



Give unto the Lord the glory due 
unto his name; bring an offering 
and come into his courts. 



iia ZION'S 

0MB SAGE TEA IN 
HAIR TOMRKEN IT 

Grandma kept her locks dark, glossy, and 
youthful with Sage Tea 
and Sulphur. 



The old-time mixture of Sage Tea and 
Sulphur for darkening gray, streaked and 
faded hair is grandmother's recipe, and 
folks are again using it to keej their hair 
a good, even color, which is quite sensi- 
ble, as we are living in an age when a 
youthful appearance is of the greatest ad- 
vantage. 

Nowadays, though we don't have the 
troublesome task of gathering the sage 
and the mussy mixing at home. All drug 
stores sell the ready-to-use product, im- 
proved by the addition of other ingredi- 
ents, called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound" for about 50 cents a bottle. It 
is very popular because nobody can dis- 
cover it has been applied. Simply moisten 
your comb or a soft brush with it and 
draw this through your hair, taking one 
small strand at a time; by morning the 
gray hair disappears, but what delights 
the ladies with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound, is that, besides beautiiully 
darkening the hair after a few applica- 
tions, it also produces that soft lustre and 
appearance of abundance which is so at- 
tractive. This ready-to-use preparation is 
a delightful toilet requisite for those who 
desire a more youthful appearance. It is 
not intended for the. cure, mitigation or 
prevention of disease. 

O worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness ; fear before him, all the 
earth. 

STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 

Elder's Sanit; rium, located at 508 Main 
St, St. Josephs, Mo., has published a book- 
let showing the deadly effects of ">bacco 
habit, and how it can be stopped in thros 
to five days rt onco 

As they are distributing this book free, 
anyone wanting a copy should send their 
name and address at once. — Advertisement. 



Our Advrtising Department is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York, 118 E. 28th St E L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. Valentine 

Chicago 1548 Tribune Bl(*g J. H.* Rigour 

Asheville, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave.G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham, Ala., 22nd 1st. Bridge and 
Morris Ave E. M. Lane 



LANDMARK 

Keeps Our Bodies Warm. 

Pure, rich, red blood is a necessity in 
the production of animal heat. It keeps 
our bodies warm. We all know very well 
that when the arteries that carry it to a 
limb are bound or tied, the temperature 
of the limb is immediately lowered. 

There is a suggestion in this that, at 
this time of year especially, we should take 
Hood's Sarsaparilla, if our blood is im- 
pure, impoverished or pale. Hood's Sarsa- 
parilla makes the blood good in quality 
and quantity. It has an unequaled record 
for radically and permanently removing 
blood diseases, scrofula, rheumatism and 
catarrh, and gives strength and tone to 
the whole system. It is a scientific com- 
bination of roots, barks, herbs and other 
medicinal substances that have long been 
used by successful physicians. Get it today. 

Let the floods clap their hands, 
let the hills be joyful together. 



DISEASE IS 

EVER THE SAME 

And in view of this fact a medicine 
like Hood's Sarsaparilla, which ha« 
been successful for more than 40 
years, is a safe one to rely upon. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla is known 
to the people of America js the 
standard blood purifier. Its record 
is one of general satisfaction and re- 
markable results. There is nothing 
better as a general tonic and appetite- 
maker for weak and run-down men, 
women and children and old people, 
invalids and convalescents. 

it is pleasant to take, aids diges- 
tion, and supplies the vital organs 
- with rich red blood essential tc 
perfect health. 

Get Hood's Sarsaparilla today and 
be«-in to take it at once. 

They shall bear thee up in their 
hands, lest thou dash thy hands 
against a stone. 

RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 



To half pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Any druggist can put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy, 



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] 119 



^ 

Order Fertilizers Now 

C£ You May Have to Do 
Without Them This 
Season 

The freight congestion is serious. 
You will help yourself, us, the rail- 
roads, and the Government by giving 
your order for Fertilizers NOW to your 
dealer. If all the farmers do this, the 
dealer can then "bunch" his orders, and 
be able to order his cars of fertilizers 
loaded to full capacity. The Govern- 
ment urges that all cars be so loaded. 

When the goods arrive haul them 
home, and put them into your barn until 
, youa^ere:."dy to use them. If the move- 

ment of rs ilroad cars becomes any more 
serious you nuy not get a pound of fer- 
tilize! c. j any price. 

Our 50 factories, and distributing 
points are so well located geographi- 
cally as to enable us to get fertilizers to 
you with minimum amount of hauling. 

Virginia-Carolina Cheruxal Co. 



V-C Sales Offic .3 




V-C Fertilizers; 



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WANTED— 15,000 YOUNG MEN & WOMEN 



The Government has enlisted the aid of 
stenographers and thousands of other 
DRAUGHON'S a recruiting and training 

Miss Gilley, on recently completing, By 
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ROPER, Commissioner. 
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R. A. REAVES 
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of Willow Spring Church, Wake 
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day before the 4th Sunday in Octo- 
ber, 1871, baptized by Elder James 
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consistent as any member I know 
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tor for over twenty years, and there 
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bleness. He was married to Louisa 
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Zions 
Landmark 

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Pyvnitvue or Old School baptist 

VOL. LI. Wilson, N. C, Feb. 15, 1918 NO. 7 



P. D, GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C, 

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The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



"Ask for the ©Id paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its eords of love. 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 



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paper by noticing the date just after his name. 
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All names and post offices should be written plainly. 
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ZIOISTS LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



Editor of Zion's Landmark. 

Dear Brother: If one so unwor- 
thy may address you. I wrote years 
ago what I hope the Lord has done 
for me, but the Landmark in which 
it was printed was lost. I concluded 
to write the substance of it again as 
it may benefit some of my friends. 
If not I hope it will do no harm. 

My mother died when I was only 
seven years old, left my father with 
eight small children. Of course, 
we had a hard time, but I feel 
thankful it was as well with us as 
it was, for we did not lack for food 
and clothes, and I feel the Lord was 
good to us when we were unmind- 
ful of it. 

From a child I had some idea of 
trying to serve the Lord. I would 
seek religion. In my fourteenth 
year I went to school in Danville. 
While I was there one of the teach- 
ers and several schoolmates pro- 
fessed religion and I tried to obtain 
it. and was so blind I believed oth- 
ers could tell me how it could be 
done. I tried all I could, read good 
books as I thought, listened to the 
instructions of those who seemed 
interested in my welfare. After I 
had worked the best and all I knew, 
it seemed to me I had a hope, but 
intended to say nothing about it, 
but when I was asked about it I did 
not deny it, and it soon became pub- 



lic, which made me feel bad, as I 
was not satisfied, and told them I 
thought I was mistaken. I was told 
that was the way with Christians, 
they all had doubts and was in- 
fluenced to join the Presbyterian 
Church when if I had been let 
alone I would have acted different- 
ly, but it proved to me how far we 
can be led astray, but I had to suf- 
fer for it. I was often in trouble, 
and did not much enjoy my church 
membership. I was not with them 
enough to know much of them. I 
kept my troubles concealed until 
after I was married. I withdrew 
from the Presbyterians, and as my 
husband had obtained a hope, and. 
expected to join the Missionary 
Baptists, I intended going with him, 
but I believe it was providentially 
hindered, before the time he was 
to join there was an Old Baptist 
Association near us. He was very 
attentive to the preaching and was 
entirely changed about joining the 
Missionaries and joined the Primi- 
tive Baptists. I did not see how I 
could be reconciled to it. and con- 
tended with him at first as I had no 
love for them, but he seemed so 
sincere in his belief I could not fight 
against it, and was enabled to see 
the error was in myself and when 
I could confess it. my mind was re- 
lieved, but it was humbling to my 



146 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



pride to do so. How unworthy I 
felt, but did not feel as deeply I 
thought I ought. I remarked this 
to my oldest brother. He was a 
Missionary preacher, but I believe a 
good man. He said I did not know 
how I ought to feel, that we are 
led in ways we know not. 

One night when all in the house 
seemed to be asleep except myself, 
after trying to pray in my feeble 
way, I walked on the porch and 
looked at the sky, how lovely all 
things appeared. I thought I 
could see more plainly than ever 
the work of the Lord, and I felt a 
love for all He had made, and after 
lying down still meditating on these 
things thought if I was not a Chris- 
tian I did not wish to live in sin, 
when the Scripture "How shall we 
that are dead to sin live any longer 
therein?" came so plainly to my 
mind, but I feared it was not for me 
and afterward thinking if I did not 
have more evidence of being a 
Christian my way would be dark, 
when the passage, "Now we see 
through a glass darkly, but then 
face to face." occurred to my mind, 
which I understand, that while in 
the flesh my way will be dark, but 
if after the flesh is done with it is 
bright, it will more than repay for 
all trials and afflictions here. I 
afterwards had impressions to join 
the Primitive Baptists, as I know 
I love them they seemed more like 
Christians than any others, and 
when I could not feel satisfied to 
stay away I offered to the church 
in company with a sister-in-law and 
some others. We were received and 
baptized by Bro. Hezekiah Smith. 
I then felt relieved in mind, but 
have had many hard trials to meet. 
I have followed two children and 
my dear husband to the tomb, but 
I hope these things are all working 



for my good. Christ said in the 
world his people shall have tribu 
lations, but tells them He has over- 
come the world. I wish to be 
thankful for the great privilege I 
have enjoyed of seeing my five chil- 
dren all members of the Baptist 
Church. How unworthy do I feel 
of the many blessings and favors 
bestowed on one so unprofitable as 
I am. I hope I love the dear saints 
and those who preach the glad tid- 
ings of salvation, but memory fails 
so that I cannot retain it as I wish, 
and my feeble strength of body and 
mind convince me that I am hasten- 
ing to that world from whence none 
ever return, and as I approach near- 
er to the tomb may I feel the Lord's 
grace sustain and His presence 
guide me through the dark valley 
and enable me to say, "O death, 
where is thy sting, Oh grave, where 
is thy victory?" 

Your unworthy sister if one at all, 

E. M. DODSON. 

Ringgold, Va. 

Dear Bro. Gold: Please find en- 
closed money order to pay for the 
Landmark another year. 

I get to go to my church so seldom 
I feel like that I must have some 
good papers to read. I have been 
worrying over the Worldly affairs 
of late and especially over my boys. 
Charlie is at Camp Lee, Va., Harry 
is at the aviation school, Wichita 
Falls, Texas, and S. D. expects to 
have to go sometime this year. The 
Scriptures have been on my mind 
for several days, with food and rai- 
ment be content. I know the Good 
Lord knows what is best for us, 
and at times I feel like He is as 
near my boys in one place as an- 
other. Sometimes I try to sing and 
then a song will come to my mind 



"HONS LANDMARK 



147 



with soldier in it, then 1 cry so that 
I ean't sing. I wonder if th«re is 
any painter or writer that caa pic- 
ture the horrors of this war? 

I believe there will be enough 
briny tears shed to make a good 
size stream. 

But I must hush and be still for 1 
know these things must be, the flesh 
is very weak; we can't always be in 
the spirit. 

Brother Gold I hope you will be 
blessed with good health this sum- 
mer and that I will also be able to 
see you in Virginia and hear you 
preach the unsearchable riches of 
Christ. 

Please excuse this scribbling it is 
very much like the writer, very im- 
perfect. 

Mr. Smith joins me in regards to 
you. 

A sister I hope, 

LOUISE C. SMITH. 
Sandy Level, Va. 



THOUGHTS BY THE WAY" 
"It repented the Lord that He 
had made man on the earth," etc. 
"Repented," remembered, with 
sorrow. In the primary sense man 
already existed when this declara- 
tion was made. "Call for Samson 
that he may make us sport" ; Sam- 
son already existed, but it was sim- 
ply to call Samson and the sport 
would follow; so, as Samson exist- 
ed, so also, the "sport," for others, 
existed with him. Doubtless this 
declaration was made after the fall, 
because repented is in the past 
tense and refers to men as already 
on the earth; and repented" is a 
remembrance which preceded sor- 
row. "The king was sorry never- 
theless for the sake of God's people, 
man would be destroyed and His 
people again returned to Him. In 
this sense He is the Lord's Christ. 



In the Saxon in its primary sense, 
"Lord" is a loaf, or bread given ; 
which refers to natural life or liv- 
ing. 

FAITHFULNESS. 

The highest and most noble prin- 
ciple that lives is the principle that 
fears to do wrong; but the lowest 
and most ignoble principle that 
lives, is the principle that fears to 
do right. Christ is the author and 
promulgator of the first; Satan is 
the author and promulgator of the 
last. The brother, in faithfulness, 
who through fear fails to exercise 
it is evident that the sincerity of 
his mission is not prompted by in- 
tegrity. The position of the faith- 
ful is always tenable, because the 
ppplication of the "Law of Christ" 
is in evidence. 

LIZZIE HOLDEN GARRARD. 



Elder P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: You will please 
find enclosed a letter from my son 
in the city of New York which I 
would be glad you would publish 
in the Landmark. I feel it is a good 
letter and believe many of the read- 
ers of your paper who know him 
will enjoy it. I am visiting Broth- 
er Jno. F. Burteshaw at this place. 
Your brother, 

R. L. DODSON. 

Miami, Fla. 

Dear Papa: We were very glad 
to receive your card this morning 
from the "land of Oranges" and to 
know that you are having May 
weather. It certainly sounds good 
to us since we have been having 
some of the most severe weather 
here I ever experienced and it is 
still very cold. Evidently it has not 
been good for my throat as I have 
had more trouble with it than for a 
long time ; in fact, my physician has 
advised me to go West where the 



ZION'S LAmMjUHL 



climatic conditions might help me. 
I have thought so seriously of it that 
I went to Springfield last Friday to 
see about arranging matters with 
the company, but the officers seem 
to want me to stay in the East if I 
possibly can and some of them 
have about persuaded me to come 
up there and take a special treat- 
ment which they believe will cure 
me. It is called the Oxyoline Treat- 
ment" and is administered by 
breathing an inhalant made by a 
machine with electricity and differ- 
ent oils. It is supposed to furnish 
the same things one would receive 
by going to Colorado or some other 
similar place, the only difference be- 
ing this is, of course, mechanical. 

We are certainly beginning to 
realize the discomforts of war here 
now, as the people are no doubt in 
every section of the country. This 
morning I went down town expect- 
ing to work, but there were very few 
places open and those that were 
had no light or heat, with the ex- 
ception of the banks and govern- 
ment places. At our office some of 
the girls had to walk up fourteen 
flights of stairs and when they got 
there found no heat, so I under- 
stand the office closed at 12 o'clock. 
I suppose in the future they will ad- 
here strictly on Monday to the Fuel 
Administrator's ruling. I came 
home and am doing some letter 
writing. 

I am glad that you have finally 
reached Florida, and particularly 
that you should have been so fortu- 
jja 1 "* 1 as to be among your friends, 
the i'jimitive Baptists. Even 
though you are in a strange land I 
am sure you do not feel to be among 
strangers. Beulah remarked at the 
breakfast table to her . mother, 
when your card came, that you 
were all right and perfectly satis- 



fied since you are among the Bap- 
tists. I told them they could not un- 
derstand the "tie which binds," and 
to be sure no one can until they have 
been led by a way they knew not 
and into paths they had not known 
wandering about perhaps as did 
the children of Israel in the wilder- 
ness forty years, but finally they 
are brought to that land flowing 
with milk and honey, where they 
are made to sit down in the king- 
dom with Abraham. Isaac and Ja- 
cob and to rejoice with them in that 
salvation which alone is of God. 
Not long ago it came to me to con- 
sider what it means to be brought 
into the kingdom with Abraham, 
Isaac and Jacob, and I began to see 
what the scripture did testify con- 
cerning them and found that when 
the Lord appeared unto Abraham 
he was in Mesopotamia, a place sit- 
uated between two rivers, very fer- 
• tile soil, such as to produce perhaps 
everything that Abraham's nature 
could require and desire, and we 
have no record that he was in any 
way dissatisfied with himself while 
enjoying those things, for it was his 
country and he was among his kin- 
died, but the Lord said unto him, 
"Get thee out of thy country, and 
from thy kindred, and come into 
the land which I will shew thee." 
This Mesopotamia is a figure, I 
think, of the flesh, and every child 
of God would be content to dwell in 
that land if left to themselves, for 
there they have everything that 
heart could wish so long as their 
eyes are closed to their true condi- 
tion, but when the Lord calls them 
out and gives them eyes to behold 
themselves as He sees them, and 
hearts to realize the exceeding sin- 
fulness of sin and that they are 
chief of sinners, deserving of eter- 
nal banishment from His holy pres- 



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149 



ence, and that they have absolutely 
nothing wherewith to appear be- 
fore God, then, it is that they are 
in that land of which he said he 
would shew Abraham. How strange 
it all seems to us as we look back 
over the way which we have come. 
There was a time when the spiritu- 
al world was without form and void 
to us ; we knew nothing of spiritual 
things and had no desire to serve 
Him who made all things and with- 
out whom was not anything made 
that was made, but there came a 
time when we were halted in our 
career and made to consider that 
power which spoke the world into 
existence, which said, "Let there be 
light, and there was light," and 
when that light had shined into our 
wicked hearts and revealed the ev- 
il which lurked there we became 
frightened and like Adam would, 
if possible, have hidden from the 
presence of the Lord, and perhaps 
we may have thought for a time 
that we could hide, but when the 
Lord called "Where art thou?" his 
words were so searching that we 
know he saw us as we were and 
that not a single act in our whole 
life was hidden from Him with 
whom we have to do. Like a crimi- 
nal before the Bar of Justice" we 
had the witness within that we were 
guilty, guilty, and had no other 
plea, except for mercy, which we 
knew we were not entitled to, but 
that was our only hope. Esther of 
old, I believe it was said, "If I per- 
ish. I perish," but she must go in un- 
to the King, which was not accord- 
ing to the law. So it is with us, we 
do not want to be dealth with ac- 
cording to the law, but by grace, 
the unmerited favor of God. And 
so Abraham was brought into a 
land of which he knew nothing, nei- 
ther could he see down the path 



which the Lord was leading him, 
for he must walk by faith, and his 
faith must be tried as though by 
fire, and herein again I am made to 
hope that we are brought into fel- 
lowship with him. O, my dear fa- 
ther, the way has seemed so very 
dark with me of late; the heavens 
seem to be clothed with blackness, 
and I am made to wonder what can 
be the meaning of it all and if, in- 
deed, Zion's God, who I am per- 
suaded still and ever shall reign, is 
my God. Perhaps I should make 
no reference to my own experience, 
but sometimes I long to unburden 
myself and talk with one who un- 
derstands. Is such an experience 
as this found in the life of Abra- 
ham? He must have experienced 
the midnight darkness when he was 
in the act of offering his only begot- 
ten son Isaac, the son of his old age 
and the one through whom the 
Lord had promised that all the earth 
should be blessed and that his seed 
should be as the stars of heaven 
for multitude and the sand by the 
seashore innumerable, and yet he 
must slay him, as he thought, but 
when the Lord had tried and prov- 
en him to himself, for the Lord 
knew before hand just what he 
would do, he prepared an offering 
and the angel commanded Abra- 
ham to stay his hand. Surely, God's 
people in every age must testify to 
his name being, Wonderful, Coun- 
sellor, the Mighty God, the Prince 
of Peace, the Everlasting Father, 
and it must be a living testimony, 
not something of which we have 
heard or read, but a vital, living re- 
ality, something which we must han- 
dle and taste and feel and know for 
ourself and not another. Yes, we 
all desire, that we might possess the 
faith of Abraham, but faith does 
not come alone. There must needs 



DION'S LAKDMAKi 



be a trial to make manifest that 
faith, which is a living faith. 

What do we know about Isaac if 
it is not in the experience that if we 
have been born of God, it was not 
according to nature. Isaac in a 
sense was not a child of nature, for 
we are plainly told that it had ceas- 
ed to be with Sarah as is the man- 
ner with women, and when the an- 
gel announced to her that she 
should conceive and bear a son it 
seemed so ridiculous to her that she 
laughed at the absurdity of the idea, 
so to speak, but the mouth of the 
Lord had spoken the word and it 
shall be accomplished. So Isaac 
was the seed of promise, just as 
every child of God is born into that 
Spiritual kingdom, without the aid 
or instrumentalities of man. The 
birth of Christ was not according to 
this world, but he was conceived by 
the Holy Ghost, and if he has been 
born in us the hope of glory we re- 
alize that the work is of God. Ja- 
cob was a supplanter, receiving his 
father's blessing when his brother 
was supposed to have received it, 
thus not being entitled to it, and the 
Lord's people realize that they are 
undeserving of the least of his mer- 
cies. Yes, they feel that they are 
hypocrites, that they have deceived 
the brethren and are no more wor- 
thy to dwell among them, but they 
have a love which draws them to 
the church, they long to dwell with- 
in her courts and to inquire in the 
temple of the Lord. It is because 
the Lord has loved them first and 
draws them with the chords of his 
love, just as he said about Jacob: 
"Jacob have I loved, but Esau have 
I hated." Esau was the first born- 
and is of the flesh. The natural is 
born first, or rather made manifest 
first, then that which is spiritual. I 
believe we know something of these 



things in our experience if we are 
the people of God. I will not say 
more along this line. I fear I have 
not a correct understanding of 
things, anyway, but can only speak 
of them as they appear to me. Am 
sending you a Signs and Messenger 
which I hope reaches you. Shall be 
very glad to have you write me of- 
ten, now that you have more time. 

I hope that you are still enjoying 
the warm climate and wish I could 
be with you. Beulah and her moth- 
er are very well and join me in 
sending love. 

Your fond son, 

LESTER. 
New York City, N. Y. 

Oct. 13, 1917. 
Miss Elizabeth H. Barbour, 
Benson, N. C. 
My Dear Friend : I have not had 
much of a mind to write for a long 
time, but since I notice the publica- 
tion of my letter to you, I feel that 
I want to see your second letter to 
me published in the Landmark. I 
am taking the liberty of sending it 
to Brother Gold tonight stating that 
unless he is advised it is against 
your wishes, it will be all right to 
publish same. You may feel that 
it contains little food for the child 
of God, but it has been a feast to 
me and I am sure that there are 
others who will enjoy every word 
of it. Unless I hear from you by 
return mail "not to have it publish- 
ed" I will assume that you are will- 
ing to favor me to this extent. 

My evidence of having been born 
again seems to grow very faint at 
times, but your letter brought to 
remembrance many things which I 
have experienced and renews my 
hope. To feel that you are a help- 
less sinner and in need of sovereign 
mercy is telling me that your eyes 
have been opened to behold the sin- 



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fulness of sin, and you have been 
made to realize that nothing but 
the blood of Jesus is sufficient for 
the putting away of sin. You are 
not looking to flesh for anything to 
commend you in the sight of God, 
for you know that in the flesh there 
dwells no good thing. Your only 
hope is in what the Lord hath done 
for you and I am made to rejoice 
that you have been given to "be 
hold the Lord's hand is not short- 
ened that it cannot save; neither 
His ear heavy that it cannot hear." 
Surely one who trusts in this God 
will never be utterly lost. The poet 
asks this question : "How can I 
sink with such a prop as my eternal 
God, who bears the earth's huge 
pillars up, and spreads the heavens 
abroad?" Then, "How firm a foun- 
dation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid 
for your faith in His excellent word ! 
What more can He say. than to you 
He hath said, You who unto Jesus 
for refuge have fled? In every con- 
dition, in sickness, in health, in pov- 
erty's vale, or abounding in wealth, 
more from this beautiful hymn, but 
how wonderful are the words! If 
your feet are planted on this rock, 
and I am sure they are, the fiery 
trials and floods of trouble can only 
make manifest that your hope is 
immovable, it is an anchor to the 
soul both sure and steadfast and all 
things will work together for your 
good and for the glorification and 
exaltation of that name which is 
above every name, for before Him 
every knee shall bow and confess 
Him Lord of all. 

It is now very late and as I am not 
in writing mood, I will bring this to 
a close. I was glad to observe in 
the Landmark that you are to have 
preaching in Benson by Elder Har- 
dy, and perhaps one or two others, 
and I hope you will be able to at- 



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tend the meeting. 

I hope you will have a mind to 
write me again soon, for I am one 
who travels much in the dark and 
such letters as your's point me to 
that One who is able and does help 
those who are in distress. I hope 
next time to write you a more wor- 
thy letter in reply to the one I re- 
ceived from you than this one is. 
In Christian love, 
R. LESTER DODSON. 



Elder P. D. Gold. 

Very Dear Brother : I have read 
the first Landmark for the year 
1918, and you surely put forth good 
wine at the beginning. One having 
the cause of God at heart, considers 
well how he may hold forth the 
truth as it is in Christ Jesus. And 
that is the reason why we cannot 
find mistakes in your writings. A' 
so Brother Hardy's writings of the 
leadership wherein we should fol- 
low. And Brother Lester mining 
word "It." I highly esteem. such min- 
isters of the gospel as you all are, 
for the more excellent gifts in 
preaching, and in your instructive 
writings. I would have the mar- 
row in the bone of my preaching if 
I could, but when a brother excels 
me I esteem him. For by him the 
people of God get what I desire 
them to know. In the unveiling of 
the great mystery Abel made a more 
excellent offering unto God than 
Cain and God had respect unto 
Abel and to his offering. But unto 
Cain and his offering God had not 
respect. Cain was very wroth and 
his countenance fell. Genesis 4:4, 
5. By faith Abel offered unto God 
a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. 
The sacrifices show what the two 
believed. Cain believed that when 
he offered the choice of what he 
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with God. But Abel believed that 
God required more than the mysti- 
cal offering. There was no sacrifice 
of life in Cain's offering. But by 
the shedding of the blood of the sin- 
less lamb or creature, gave evidence 
of his faith in what God required to 
take away sin, God testifying by 
these mystical things of the un- 
veiled mystery of godliness, and 
unsearchable ways. So great is the 
mystery that men or devils cannot 
frustrate the holy purpose of God. 
Men are displeased with God's way, 
(as was Cain without faith). For 
God's way is unalterable, and men's 
ways are changeable. Abraham 
said, God will prepare himself a 
lamb. He had faith to believe that 
God would not accept the offerings 
they made only, in proof of the of- 
fering He would offer for His peo- 
ple, Isaiah said, He was led as a 
lamb to the slaughter," He speaks 
in the likeness of Abel's offering as 
a thing in the past. And Abraham 
speaks of what will be in the fu- 
ture. 

Abraham confirms the coming of 
Christ the Lord. Isaiah looked 
back to the faith of Abel, and tes- 
tifies in faith of a mysterious per- 
sonality, as it had already been. 
Following Abraham's statement, 
the angel said unto Mary, the es- 
poused wife of Joseph. That the 
thing which shall be born of thee is 
an holy thing. Abel's sacrifice of- 
fering testifies unto this thing, and 
the very event that should follow. 
Jesus was born the very identical 
body which Abraham spoke of as 
he saw it by faith in the mystical 
way caught in a thicket. Here was 
the event of our Lord in the midst 
of his traitors. And not withstand- 
ing the many scriptures unveiling 
their testimony of Him that was to 
come, and did come, and yet He re- 



mained a profound mystery to all 
the world. His astonished disciples 
remembered the names he was call- 
ed by, saying, "What a word is this, 
and what thing is this matchless in 
authority and power, and yet He, 
who is our hope of slavation, in the 
whole embodiment is a glorious 
mystery. Our faith, our love, and 
our fellowship of the Spirit, with 
which we are so completely bound 
together, for which may God be 
praised. 

D. SMITH WEBB. 
Dear Bro. Gold : I enjoy read- 
ing the good letters from the differ- 
ent sisters and brethren so much 
^nd often thmk I would like to 
write to some of you through the 
Landmark, but I feel my self such 
a poor writer that I don't make the 
attempt. 

There is so much trouble and sor- 
row everywhere now it seems I 
don't know which way to turn and 
indeed I can't find any comfort on- 
ly in leaning on the blessed Lord in 
these days of stress. I sometimes 
wonder what my life would be if it 
was not for my hope in Christ. Al- 
though I suppose I should drift 
along like so many do apparently 
who have no real aim in life. 

My health is better than it has 
been for several years and Oh ! I am 
so thankful to Him who can heal 
all of our wounds and ease the ach- 
ing body. I was very sorry to learn 
of the awful trouble in Atlantic and 
I do hope the brothers and sis- 
ters will feel it their duty to help' 
Brother Hardy some and the others 
too if they feel able. I am going 
to send him a little and wish I was 
able to send a large sum to help 
the needy, but I can't help all. I 
feel like it is our duty to help those 
around us at home who are needy 
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around here. 

Dear brother, pray for me and 
my little family and our dear pa- 
rents, who are getting old and in- 
firm. 

We are so much concerned about 
my mother-in-law's health, which is 
very bad. She is a dear good wo- 
man, but not a member of any 
church, although she leans toward 
the Primitive, and I do earnestly 
hope that she will come with us in 
our church some time if it be God's 
will. 

Bro. Gold, I wish you would 
write a letter to those who are so 
grieved over their loved ones going 
to war. I feel like that something 
you might say would comfort them. 

I worried a great deal over the 
war at first, when my brothers were 
leaving and I expected my husband 
would have to go. But I have tried 
to become more reconciled and to 
feel like God does and will continue 
to watch over His children in war 
or at peace. 

Wishing you a long life and bles- 
sed to write for our dear paper as 
long as this life endures. Love and 
good wishes for all of the saints 
and hoping our hearts will be made 
glad with peaceful tidings soon. 

FRANCES S. HEDRICK. 
West Point, Ga. 



The Eastern Union is to be held 
with the Church at Beulah, Hyde 
County to commence on Friday be- 
fore 5th Sunday in March. We 
| will be glad to have as many of 
the brethren and sisters to visit us 
as can. Especially ministers. 

A. W. AMBROSE, Clerk. 



For all our days are passed away 
in thy wrath ; we spend our years as 
a day that is told, 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOLUME LI. NUMBER 7 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, FEF. 15, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 



EXTREMES. 



We claim that the new school 
Baptists are wrong in their conclu- 
sions as to the divine purpose in the 
gospel and its proclamation, and I 
have no doubt but that our conten- 
tion is right, but perhaps we do not 
Intensify our contention by setting 
forth more fully and certainly what 
we believe to be the gospel inter- 
pretation of the Scriptures. If we 
are wrong in our premises then our 
conclusions are wrong, but if we are 
right in our premises our conclu- 
sions are measurably right. What- 
ever the true purpose of the 
preached gospel is, those who are 
in the spirit and line of the truth of 
it, could hardly be too vigilant and 
diligent both in detail and execu- 
tion, and thus prove the faith by 
the works. The true faith can not 
be too thoroughly proven. How- 
ever humble in spirit there is noth- 
ing more beautiful than to see the 



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Church of the liivng God walking 
in the truth. The gospel came not 
in word only, but in demonstrations 
of the spirit and of powers. The 
message is the righteousness of God 
revealed from faith to faith. It is 
not a production of the brains of 
dead men, but the living energy of 
the revelation of Jesus Christ. Its 
proclamation is not a work which 
the world calls great, and yet there 
is nothing in it of which to be 
ashamed. In humbleness of mind 
truly great men are found walking 
in obedience to its precepts. 

The preaching of the gospel is of 
such vast and far reaching import- 
ance, men called to the work should 
give it their greater attention and 
time. Its provisions are ample, 
measuring out fully every way, and 
to the minutest detail, so that one 
assigned to its calling should need 
only to pitch his tent and tabernacle 
there. 

It seems to me that the work of 
the ministry is a daily work, not 
that one should preach every day 
necessarily, for preaching by way 
of public talk is only a part, and in 
many instances, perhaps, the small- 
er part of the work at hand. Much 
of the work consists in visting the 
sick, the afflicted, the distressed, the 
poor and the needy. In fact the 
pastor should visit with the mem- 
bers of the congregation in their 
homes, upon their hearthstones, 
and talk with them and pray with 
them there, and learn of them how 
they are meeting the issues of life 
in a general every day sense. It is 
in this sense that one comes in con- 
tact, and is made to grapple with 
the sterner and more rugged real- 
ities of life, for which is needed the 
greater assurances of an abiding 
faith, and hope, and the love of 
God. In many of these homes may 



be found that untiring, almost in- 
vincible, everlasting toiler, mother, 
who in many trying ordeals has to 
bear her own burdens, but is always 
ready and willing to stand under, 
and help bear the burdens of others 
especially those incident to her 
household, who because of her do- 
mestic cares, is so often deprived of 
the privilege of attending her 
meetings, who of all needy ones, 
needs the comforts of the gospel ; 
who if she can not get to the meet- 
ing, should have the meeting 
brought to her, and to her house- 
hold, and there is no one more suit- 
ed to this good work than her be- 
loved pastor. 

The pastor is to feed the flock of 
God over which the Holy Ghost has 
made him overseer. And to d^this 
he is among them and with them in 
all that pertains unto them, sharing 
and participating with them, com- 
municating and receiving commu- 
nications, confirming and being 
confirmed, comforting and being 
comforted ; and I dare say there is 
no sweeter food for the flock than 
the gracious assurances of this bles- 
sed relationship. 

It seems to me that when the true 
relationship of the work of the 
ministry to the needs of the church 
has been determined and sustained 
by the work its purposes have been 
sustained and accomplished. But it i 
does not seem to me that the Prim- 
itive Baptists as a church and peo- 
ple are attaining to the full mea- 
sure of the benefits of the work of 
the ministry. The time is too long 
between meals. Are we to pray for 
daily bread to be apportioned once 
a week would seem to be the order. 
Should not a church have services 
once a week? If not, why not? 
There is no reason why the mem- 
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every Sunday, preacher or no 
preacher. The Lord will be there. 
Any how go and see who is there, 
and you very likely will be glad 
you went. Surely you will not be 
sorry you went. P. G. L. 

They that take the sword shall 
perish with the sword. 

"Then said Jesus unto him. Put 
up again thy sword into his place : 
for all they that take the sword 
shall perish with the sword." Matt. 
26:52. It was Peter that cut off 
the ear of the servant of the high 
priest. John 18:26. 

Jesus said his kingdom was not 
of this world. The conflict is be- 
tween light and darkness. Kings 
and rulers of this world rely on the 
man. 

Alexander the great thought to 
conquer the world, but was not able 
to rule himself, but perished in a 
drunken debauch. Ceasar, the 
noted warrior, was stabbed to 
death. Napoleon Bonaparte sought 
by force of arms to subdue the 
world, but died in a lonely island a 
prisoner. 

The chicanery, the arming of 
men, the carnal weapons of war % 
the glory of militarism is relied on 
by the world to prevail. 

But Jesus said to His followers 
if they smite you on one cheek, turn 
the other. Resist not evil. James 
says, "Ye slay the just and he doth 
not resist you. James 5:6. 

The spirit of Jesus is, Lay aside 
all anger, wrath, malice and evil 
speaking, and as new born babes 
desire the sincere milk of the word 
that ye may grow thereby. For- 
give ye one another, if any man 
have a quarrel against another. 
This spirit will prevail ultimately, 
because it comes from heaven, and 
carries all his followers there, and 
presents them without fault before 



the throne of God. 

Jesus prayed, Father, forgive 
them." And when they were come 
to the place which is called Calvary 
there they crucified Him, and the 
malefactors, one on the right hand, 
and the other on the left. Then 
said Jesus, "Father, forgive them; 
for they know not what they do. 
And they parted his raiment and 
cast lots." Luke 23:33-34. 

The Lord uses the wicked as His 
sword to chastise His disobedient 
people. Israel was delivered into 
the hand of Nebuchadnezzer, the 
king of Babylon, an idolator and 
conquerer. For 70 years Israel 
served him, and were cured of 
their idol worship. When the peo- 
ple of God are given up to worldly 
pleasure, and are led by pride, 
fashion, and the desire for wealth ; 
and do not trust and serve the 
Lord God, who has all power in 
heaven and earth, and are brought 
and abased until they know that 
the heavens do rule. 

Nebuchadnezzer was humbled 
so that he ate grass like an ox, and 
acknowledged that there is no God 
that can deliver after this sort. 

The humble followers of Jesus 
are the ones that shall ultimately 
triumph. The battle is not to the 
strong, nor the race to the swift. 
The lame take the prey. 

Love of truth, the love and fear 
of the Lord God, good will toward 
men, forwardness to remember the 
poor, doing that which is right to- 
wards men, are some of the good 
fruits of those that dwell at the feet 
of Jesus. P. D. G. 



WORK OF FAITH— LABOR OF 
LOVE 

Could there be a purer work 
than the work of Faith? Could 
there be a nobler labor than the la- 
bor of love? 



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Whatsoever is not of faith is sin. 
The victory that overcomes the 
world is faith. The faith of the Son 
of God has no sin in it. Whatsoever 
is not of faith is sin. That which 
is of faith overcomes the world. 
The work of faith is that which is 
wrought in us by the power of Jesus, 
and there is no sin in this faith. The 
work of faith is what is wrought by 
the Spirit of God working in man 
both to will and to do, according to 
God's holy will. This is necessarily 
right. Where there is confidence in 
God there is a manifestation of a 
desire that his will should be done 
in us, and by us. Because God. 
works in his people both to will and 
to do according to his good pleas- 
ure. 

This is also a labor of love, and 
this love does not work any wrong 
to any one. Love cannot work that 
which is wrong to any one. It is a 
cheerful labor performed from 
choice of good will. P. D. G. 



WHEAT, TARES— MATT. 13:24- 
24-31 ;37-43. 
In parables one thing is em- 
ployed to represent another thing. 
Why did Jesus speak in parables? 
Because it is given unto his disciples 
to know the mysteries of the king- 
dom of heaven, but to others it is 
not given. To him that hath shall 
be given, and he shall have more 
abundance ; but whosoever hath not 
shall be taken away even that he 
hath. In this is fulfilled the proph- 
esy of Isaiah which saith, "By hear- 
ing ye shall hear and shall not un- 
derstand; and seeing ye shall see 
and shall not perceive. For this 
people is waxed gross, and their 
ears are dull of hearing, and their 
eyes have they closed; lest at any 
time they should see with their eyes 
and hear with their ears, and should 
understand with their heart, and 



should be converted, and I should 
heal them. But blessed are your 
eyes, for they see; and your ears 
for they hear." 

The parable of the wheat and 
the tares Jesus declares unto them : 
the parable of the tares of the field. 
The kingdom is likened unto a man 
which sowed good seed in his field. 
The Son of man sowed the good 
seed in his field — the field is the 
world; the good seed are children 
of the kingdom. The enemy that 
sowed the tares is the devil. When 
the good seed spring up, the chil- 
dren of God. an enemy, the tares, 
also appear. The servants say to 
the Lord Jesus, Didst not thou sow 
good seed in thy field — the world. 
The Lord answers, an enemy hath 
done this, hath sowed the tares. 

The Lord Jesus does not sow 
tares, or cheat, and falsehood. The 
devil does this. False religion 
comes from beneath. While men 
slept an enemy sowed tares. 

All lies, falsehood and false re- 
ligion, come from the devil, who 
operates in men, who is a deceiver. 
The good seed are sowed first. 
Grace is given to the children of 
promise in Christ Jesus before the 
world began. (See 2nd Tim. 
1:8-11.) 

When Christ Jesus came from 
heaven, made of a woman, made 
under the law, to redeem them 
which were under the law, he came 
not to do his own will, but the will 
of Him that sent him. The salva- 
tion of God comes from heaven. 
The good seed, the wheat, are sown 
in the field which is the world. 
Jesus redeemed his people from 
all iniquity. 

Sir, didst not thou sow good seed 
in thy field? Whence then hath it 
tares? An enemy hath done this, 
while men slept. Pure religion and 
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whence every good gift and every 
perfect gift comes. 

Look at the different denomina- 
tions, sects- that are in the world. 
Does Jesus teach all this? No. 
Jude said, it was needful for me 
to write unto you, and exhort you 
that ye should earnestly contend 
for the faith which was once deliv- 
ered unto the saints. For there are 
certain men crept in unawares, who 
were before of old ordained to this 
condemnation, ungodly men, turn- 
ing the grace of our God into lasciv- 
iousness and denying the only Lord 
God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Jude 4:5. They creep in stealthily. 
This is the manner of satan, the de- 
ceiver and liar, the intruder, and 
the enemy of all righteousness. 

When a lad I often noticed cheat 
growing in the wheat field. My 
father sowed wheat. It would 
sprout, come up first, after the 
wheat would come the tares. At 
first it looked like wheat, but as it, 
the cheat, developed it showed the 
difference. 

The servants said to the Lord, 
shall we pluck up the tares? No, 
said He, let both grow until the 
harvest. In the end of the world 
I will send my reapers, and they 
will gather out the tares, and burn 
them, and' then shall the wheat 
shine in the kingdom of their 
Father. 

I call your attention to the last 
Book of the New Testament, the 
book called Revelation. John the 
beloved disciple is commanded to 
write the things that must shortly 
come to pass. He is shown a great 
wonder in heaven, a woman cloth- 
ed with the sun, and the moon un- 
der feet, and upon her head a 
crown of twelve stars. Here is the 
church of the living God, clothed 
in the brigthness of the Lord our 
righteousness, and crowned with 



the doctrine of the Lord Jesus. 
Then there appears a beast rising 
up out of the sea — did not come 
from heaven, having seven heads 
and ten horns. He is heady, proud, 
cunning, having ten horns, his per- 
secuting power, false religion. One 
of his heads is wounded to death, 
yet he lives — false religion, an im- 
itator of Jesus Christ. All the 
world worships that false Christ 
except those whose names are writ- 
ten in the Lamb's book of life. He 
has a number — of a man 666. It is 
all man's work — the number of a 
man. It does not come from heav- 
en. 

Many judgments, wonders, mys- 
teries come to pass. John sees the 
destruction of the Beast, the false 
prophet, Babylon fallen, the mys- 
tery of iniquity, the imitation only 
— not a reality — the man of sin, ex- 
alting himself above all that is 
called God. But John beheld Sa- 
tan, the old serpent bound and cast 
into a lake of fire, and all the ene- 
mies of truth cast into the lake of 
fire. All uncleanness, all iniquity, 
all lies, and falsehood are cast into 
hell. The righteous shall shine 
in the kingdom of God in pur- 
ity. The tares are burned, sin is 
destroyed, death is swallowed up- 
sorrow, pain and woe are ended. 
God dwells with the redeemed, and 
all iniquity stops her mouth. Death, 
the devil and whosoever loves and 
makes a lie are cast into the lake 
of fire. P. D. G. 



BALAAM. 

"Who can count the dust of Ja- 
cob, and the number of the fourth 
part of Israel? Let me die the 
death of the righteous, and let my 
last end be like his." Num. 23:10. 

Great and marvelous are the 
mysteries of the Bible. The varie- 
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characters Drought to view, and the 
treatment of the Lord God Al- 
mighty concerning them. 

Balaam is called a prophet, yet 
not a prophet in the sweet odor and 
good behavior of those that love 
and fear the Lord. "But was re- 
buked for his iniquity: the dumb 
ass speaking with man's voice for- 
bade the madness of the prophet." 
2nd Peter 2:16. Even the dumb 
ass rebuked the soothsayer who 
spake such wonderful things con- 
cerning Jacob and Israel, and who 
said, let my last end be like his; yet 
who had forsaken the right way as 
Balaam, who loved the wages of 
unrighteousness. No more lofty or 
wonderful words than those uttered 
by Balaam in praise of Jacob, and 
in admiration of Israel have been 
uttered by man's voice. One would 
think that the man who said, Let 
me die the death of the righteous, 
and let my last end be like his, 
would desire that he might live like 
him, and that he could not set a 
trap, nor spread a snare to ensnare 
this wonderful people; and that he 
loved them so much that he could 
do nothing to entangle them. But 
Balaam, who loved the wages of 
unrighteousness. While he saw but 
not for himself the blest estate of 
Israel, and saw that no divination 
of man or devil could prevail to the 
destruction of Israel, and houses full 
of Balak's gold could not discover 
a place so weak that Balaam's flat- 
tery could invent an entrance into 
the solid wall of God's love for 
Israel, and while from hill-top to 
hill-top he sought for a weak spot 
where he might pierce the solid 
wall of God's salvation, even while 
he knew that he could not curse 
whom God had blest, yet he told 
Balak to cast a stumbling block 
before Israel. How? See Num- 
bers 41:16. Balaam knew much 



of the snare of unclean women 
over men, and he brought trouble 
i* the camp of Israel in thit way. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries 



IN MEMORIAM 

After an illness of four weeks, V. 
Fowell Williard, of High Point, N. 
C, Route 2, died of pneumonia last 
Thursday morning, January 17th, 
and was laid to rest beside his 
mother at Abbott's Creek on Friday. 
According to his request the fu- 
neral services were conducted by 
his uncle Elder P. W. Williard, and 
his father, both being ministers of 
the Primitive Baptist Church. He 
was the son of Elder M. L. and 
Martha Homey Williard, and was 
born December 4, 1888". His mar- 
riage to Miss Eunice Thacker oc- 
curred March 1, 1916. An only 
sister. Mrs. Frank Armfield, of 
High Point, survives, the other sis- 
ter, Mrs. D. E. Hammer, of High 
Point, having passed away nearly 
six years ago. 

The death of this estimable young 
man is peculiarly sad, coming as it 
did in the morning of a life, which 
gave promise of much happiness 
and usefulness. By his passing a 
young wife is sorely bereaved and 
a fond father is deprived of an only 
son, who would have been the stay 
and comfort of his declining years. 
He was in love with life and all its 
possibilities; the future loomed 
bright, alluring and full of happy 
dreams before his young eyes. He 
wanted so much to get well, to com- 
plete his work just begun, and to 
take his place among the world of 
men The old perpiexinc question 
ar."ses, "Why was it so?" but we 



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159 



dare not murmur or complain when 
we know that always "His ways 
are just, His counsels wise." He 
died in the full promise of faith, 
and before the end expressed to his 
loved ones the assurance of his trust 
and confidence in the Saviour's love 
and mercy, and that "all was well 
with his soul." His boyhood 
friends and associate* speak in the 
highest terms of his pure, clean 
life — no impure word or oath ever 
stained his lips. What a fine rec- 
ord to leave behind and what a 
good example to the young man- 
hood of our community. 

Twenty-nine years is a brief 
space, but in this time he had 
greatly endeared himself to the 
large circle of relatives and a host 
of frionds, who are bowed in sor- 
row at Ms untimely death. 

"To live in hearts we leave be- 
hind is not to die." The sweet mem- 
ory of this noble young life will live 
long and be cherished in the hearts 
of the many who loved him and 
esteemed him for his many fine 
qualities. 

"And you, oh! you, who the wildest 
yearn 

For the old-time step and the glad 
return — 

Think of him as still the same; I 
say, 

He is not dead — he is just away!" 



Dear Bro. Gold: You will please 
find enclosed a notice of the death 
of our esteemed brethren- which we 
desire that you publish and oblige. 
Please come to see us some time 
and remember us in your prayers. 

As ever your brother, 

JNO. R. SMITH. 

Reidsville, N. C, R. No. 1. 

Whereas, on the 5th day of Sep- 
tember, 1917, and on the 27th day 
of Nov. 1917, the Lord removed 
from us by death, our beloved 



brothers and deacons, T. R. Wil- 
liams and G. W. Carter, respective- 
ly, and whereas, we deem it proper 
to make some expression of the 
love and esteem we felt for them, 
and whereas if we could be made to 
feel submissive to this and all oth- 
er dispensations of the Just One, 
we would be greatly blessed. 
Now therefore, be it resolved : 

1. That we extend to the families 
of our dear brethren our deepest 
sympathy. 

2. That we will cherish their 
memories and endeavor to remem- 
ber their teachings, and to act in 
accordance with same. 

3. That two pages in our record 
book be dedicated to their memo- 
ries. 

4. That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be sent to "Zion's Landmark" 
and the "Reidsville Review" with 
request to publish; also a copy to 
the bereaved families. 

Adopted by the Church at Wolf 
Lland in conference, Jan. 12, 1918. 
JNO. R. SMITH, 

Mod. Pro tern. 
J. R. STONE, 

Church Clerk. 



MRS. RAY R. HILL 
Dear and Precious Brother: 

After some delay I will make the 
third attempt to chronicle the death 
of our dear and precious daughter, 
Mrs. M. M. Hill. She was born 
February 18, 1895, and died Aug- 
ust 24, 1917, making her stay on 
this material, visible world, twenty- 
two years, six months and six days. 
This is our daughter who was vis- 
ited and so miraculously healed last 
winter by the new doctor, for which 
she and myself received a goodly 
number of letters from most every 
part of the country. Some of them 
expressed praise and thanksgiving 
unto God, some wanting more ex- 



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planation. I failed to answer a 
number of them for various causes, 
some on account of unworthiness, 
some weakness and sinfulness, and 
some on the account of doubtful- 
ness. 

Margaret Matilda McMillon was 
united in holy bonds of wedlock to 
Mr. Ray R. Hill July 2, 1917, by 
Elder P. W. Willard, who for the 
past three years has been her 
choice and favorite preacher. She 
and her husband moved to Peters- 
burg, Va.- where all seemed to be 
well, where she became a picture 
of health; but all of a sudden, her 
heart became affected and medical 
skill again baffled. But the great 
Physician had need of her at this 
time. Matilda joined the Primitive 
Baptist Church in her sixteenth 
year and I baptized her into the 
fellowship of the gospel church, as 
I have six more of my children, and 
I had not thought of her being any 
nearer to me in any sense. But 
during her afflictions last winter 
and wonderful recovery she became 
a shining light in our home, in a 
spiritual sense. It really seemed 
that she knew more of the Lord 
and His goodness than all of us to- 
gether. And, brethren and sisters 
in the Lord, it seems like I would 
have been more willing to give up 
any or all the rest of the family. 
My oldest son, Elder W. C. McMil- 
lon, of Newport, Tenn., whom I 
hope and believe I have heard 
preach the gospel, was not so near 
to me as she was. But I feel down in 
my poor soul today to thank, praise 
and adore God's precious name for 
His reconciling grace and power in 
the separating of such precious, 
loved ones as she was. And I am 
sure this was bestowed on this dust- 
worm of the earth. When Elders 
P. W. Williard and Isaac Jones were 
being so wonderfully blessed in 



preaching the wonderful, comfort- 
ing doctrine of the resurrection, it 
dried up my tears, filled my heart 
with joy and drove sorrow from my 
breast. It seems to me that I real- 
ized more in fifteen minutes in this 
blessed doctrine than I ever had in 
all my life before. It filled my poor 
breast so full I arose to my feet, 
saying This is the truth. This is 
one time I felt like I knew my Re- 
deemer liveth and He was living in 
me. I spent fifteen minutes, follow- 
ing Brother Jones, trying to tell 
what I knew of Jesus and His won- 
derful, reconciling grace. At this 
time Matilda was no more to me 
than any of the Lord's people who 
are asleep in Jesus. I am sure I 
could say, 'The Lord giveth and 
the Lord taketh," and bless and 
praise His good name which is so 
great and precious in all the earth 
among His saints. So, farewell, 
brethren, this is God's way. Your 
little brother, 

SAMUEL McMILLON. 
807 East Green St., High Point 
N. C. 



RESOLUTIONS 
Whereas, God in His providence 
has been pleased to remove from 
our body by death our faithful and 
aged brother, Marcus Carawan, 
who for many years has been a de- 
voted number of this church pos- 
sessed of all the traits of a lovely 
Christian character and who is and 
will be sadly missed from our sol- 
emn assemblies. 

Therefore, be it resolved : 
1. While we are grieved at our 
loss we believe it to be his gain and 
desire to be reconciled to the will 
of God knowing that it is God's 
appointment for men to die, but that 
he himself has destroyed the power 
of death and that our brother shall 
live again. 



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161 



2. That we extend our sympathy 
to his children, hoping that their 
last end may be like his. 

. That a copy of these resolutions 
be sent to Elder P. D. Gold for pub- 
lication in Zion's Landmark. Done 
by order of the Church at Goose 
Creek Island in conference on Sat- 
urday before 4th Sunday in No- 
vember, 1917. 

ELDER E. E. LUNDY, 
Moderator. 
JAMES POTTER, 

Clerk. 



Wilson Mills. N. C, 

Feb. 11, 1918. 

Eld. P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: Please publish 
in the Landmark, the next session 
of the Smithfield Union will be held 
with Union Church, Johnston Coun- 
ty, N. C, on Saturday and 5th Sun- 
day in March, 1918. 

Brethren, sisters and friends and 
ministers especially are cordially ni- 
vited to attend. Eld. W. A. Simp- 
kins is appointed to preach the in- 
troductory sermon. Eld. J. T. 
Coats his alternate. 

Those coming by railroad can be 
met by notifying Brother J. H. 
Braddy, Smithfield, N. C, at Smith- 
field or at Princeton by notifying 
Eld. E. T. Pierce, Princeton, N. C. 
The second term is appointed to be 
held at Smithfield in June, 1918. 
Yours in hope, 
J. A. BATTEN, Union Clerk. 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 



I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned In 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs : 
In Stokes County, N. C, remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
til* bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, etc 



Elder W. M. Monasees, Concord 
Saturday and 4th Sunday in March. 

Pungo March 26. 

Belhaven, Wednesday night. 

Eastern Union, Friday, Saturday 
and 5th Sunday. 



RUB-MY-TISM 

Will cure Rheumatism, Neu- 
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic 
Sjprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old 
Sores, Tetter, Ring- Worm, Ec- 
zema, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne, 
used internally or externally. 25c 

DUTCHVILLE UNION 

Please publish the next session of the 
Dutchville Union is to be held with Roxbo- 
ro church on Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
March. Elders and Brethren, Sisters and 
friends arecordially invited to meet with 
" s . G. C. FARTHING. 

Durham, N. C. 



RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 



To half pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Any druggist can put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy. 

MILL BRANCH UNION 

The Mill Branch Union is to be held 
with the church at Tabor. 



STOCK LICK IT-STOCK LIKE IT 



For Horses, Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
for the Blood, Sv^peter 
for the Kidneys, Nux 
Vomica.a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Used by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask your dealt r 
for Blackman's or write 

BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

CHATTANOOGA. TENNESSEE 

Discretion shall preserve thee, u 
derstanding shall keep thee. 




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FOR FASTING AND PRATER 



601 East Main St., Washington, N. C. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — The church at Great 
Swamp has set apart the 6th of March for 
a day of fasting and prayer. If there are 
any who would like to keep that day, I am 
writing to let it be known. 

If you publish this, let as many as have 
the mind and will, join in with them. 
Your sister in Chr'st I hope 

BETTIB E. WHITLEY. 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLING 



Save your Hair! Get a Small Bottle of 
Danderine right Now — Also Stops 
Itching Scalp 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy hair 
is mute evidence of a neglected scalp; of 
dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to the 
hair as dandruff. It robs the hair of its 
lustre, its strength and its very life; event- 
ually producing a feverishness and itching 
of the scalp, which if not remedied causes 
the hair roots to shrink, loosen and die — 
then the hair falls out fast. A little Dan- 
derine tonight — now — any time — will 
surely save your hair. 

Get a small bottle of Knowlton's Dan- 
derine from any drug store. You surely 
can have beautiful hair and lots of it if 
you will just try a little Danderine. Save 
your hair! Try it! 



Through desire a man, having separat- 
ed himself, seeketh and intermeddleth 
with all wisdom. 



A Guaranteed Remedy For 

CATARRH 

The "Disinfectant Vitalizing Treatment" 
with the Y. Q. c. Inhaler is the ideal method 
of treating catarrh and kindred troubles. 
This germ-killing vaporized air goes to the 
most remote parts of the air passages and 
gives quick relief. Absolutely harmless. Won- 
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tee of satisfactory results or money refund- 
ed. At druggists or by mail from 

Y. Q. CALDWELL, JR., 

PARIS, TENN. 



A fool hath no delight in understand- 
ing, but that his heart may recover itself. 



WANTED — Agents sell washinc tablets, 
washes clothes without rubbing. Sampie 
and particulars free. J Johnson, 814 Greg- 
ory St. L Greensboro, N. C. Jl-2t 



SALTIS FINEFOR 
KIDNEVS^QUIT MEAT 

Flush the Kidneys at Once When Back 
Hurts or Bladder Bothers — Meat 
Forms Uric Acid 



No man or woman who eats meat regu- 
larly can make a mistake by flushing the 
kidneys occasionally, says a well-known 
authority. Meat forms uric acid ' which 
clogs the kidney pores so they sluggishly 
filter or strain only part of the waste and 
poisons from the blood, then you get sick. 
Nearly all rheumatism, headache, liver 
trouble, nervousness, constipation, dizzi. 
ness, sleeplessness, bladder disorders come 
from sluggish kidneys. 

The moment you feel a dull ache in the 
kidneys or your back hurts, or if the urine 
is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, ir- 
regular of passage or attended by a sensa- 
tion of scalding, get about four ounces of 
Jad Salts from any reliable pharmacy and 
take a tablespoonful in a glass of water 
before breakfast for a few days and your 
kidneys will then act fine. This famous 
salts is made from the acid of grapes and 
lemon juice, combined with lithia and has 
been used for generations to flush clogged 
kidneys and stimulate them to activity, 
also to neutralize the acids in urine so it 
no longer causes irritation, thus ending 
bladder disorders. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot in- 
jure; makes a delightful effervescent lith- 
ia-water drink which all regular meat eat- 
ers should take now and then to keep the 
kidneys clean and the blood pure, thereby 
avoiding serious kidney complications. 



When the wicked cometh, then cometh 
also contempt, and with ignominy re- 
proach. 



CANCER TREATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE KELLAM HQS. TAL. 



The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of th many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 1617 W. Main 
St.. Richmond, Va. 



ZION'S LANDMARK „ , . 163 



IF HAIR IS TURNING 
GRAY JJSESAGE TEA 

Don't Look Old! Try Grandmother's Rec- 
ipe to Darken and Beautify Faded, 
Streaked Hair. 



That beautiful, even shade of dark, 
glossy hair can only be had by brewing 
a mixture of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Your 
hair is your charm. It makes or mars the 
face. When it fades, turns gray or streak 
ed, just an application or two of Sage and 
Sulphur enhances its appearance a hun- 
dredfold. 

Don't bother to prepare the mixture; 
you can get this famous old recipe im- 
proved by the addition of other ingredi- 
ents for 50 cents a large bottle, all ready 
for use. It is called Wythe's Sage and 
Sulphur Compound. This can always be 
depended upon to bring back the natural 
color and lustre of your hair. 

Everybody uses "Wythe's" Sage and 
Sulphur Compound now because it dark- 
ens so naturally and evenly that nobody 
can tell it has been applied. You simply 
dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and 
draw this through the hair, taking one 
small strand at a time; by morning the 
gray hair has disappeared, and after an- 
other application it becomes beautifully 
dark and appears glossy and lustrous. 
This ready-to-use preparation is a delight- 
ful toilet requisite for those who desire 
dark hair and a youthful appearance. It 
it not intended for the cure, mitigation or 
prevention of disease. 



The words of a man's mouth are as 
deep as waters, and the wellspring of wis. 
dim as a flowing brook. 




JOHN LEWISCHI LOS, tao^ FloraTpark, N. Y.J 



It is not good to accept the person of 
the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in 
judgment. 



PELLAGRA SUCCESSFULLY TREATED 
WITH BARUM ROCK SPRINGS WATER 



Dr. Charles E. Walker, a Charlotte. N. 
C. physician, reports, "I have used Barium 
Rock Springs water in a case of Pellagra 
with very beneficial results. The skin 
eruption was entirely relieved after using 
fifteen gallons of the water, and the condi- 
tion of the stomach and bowels so improv- 
ed that that patient could eat and digest 
any thing desired." 

It is generally conceded that Pellagra is 
due to defective assimilation of food; in 
other words, is a digestive trouble, Bari- 
um Rock Springs water is recommended 
only in such cases as are supported by re- 
liable testimony, proving its efficiency. 

This water has been known for many 
years as remarkably effective in ordinary 
digestive troubles, such as dyspepsia, indi- 
gestion, rheumatism, gout, auto-intoxica- 
tion and nervous troubles resulting from 
defective digestion. Price $2.00 for ten 
gallons with the guarantee that if it does 
not benefit, the money will be promptly 
refunded on return of the ampty demi- 
johns prepaid. 

Address Barium Springs Company, Box 
G-20, Barium Springs, N. C. 



A fool's lips enter into contention, and 
his mouth calleth for strokes. 



Foley's Honey 
and Tar 

Always reliable for 
Coughs 
Colds 
Croup 

Tickling Throat 
Hoarseness 
Whooping Cough 
Bronchial Cough 

and it is your very best buy foi 

La Grippe 

"Every mother in the land should 
keep a bottle right at hand. " 

25 Ci 50cand $1.00 E J?± n 



A fool's mouth is his destruction, and 
his lips are the snare of his soul. 



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The words of a talebearer are as 
wounds, and they go down into the inner- 
most parts of the belly. 



NUX IRONJEPSIN anil 

SARSAPARILLA — Effective Spring 
Medicine Combination. 

As comprised in Hood's Sarsapa- 
riila and Peptiron, ta'.ien in conjunc- 
tion, these valuable remedies possess 
unequalled value for the quick relief 
of a long' train of ailments common in 
the Spring- season. You know well the 
great tonic properties of iron. They 
are much increased and improved in 
this combination — Hood's Sarcaparilla 
before meals and Peptiron al t. 

In these days of rushing and push- 
ing, beyond the endurance of even the 
most robust, nearly every man and 
woman needs this blood-pu; ifying, 
cleansing-, up-building in the Spring-. 
If it is not supplied, the depletion of 
the blood and the broken-down nerves 
may soon give way to permanent ill- 
health. 

If a cathartic is neodea, as where 
there is biliousness or constipation, 
Hood's Pills should be taken. They 
are ourely vegetable, do not irritate. 



He also that is slothful in his work s 
brother to him that is a great waster. 



Your Five Hundred Muscles 



The five hundred muscles in the human 
body depend on pure and rich blood for 
their health and contractile energy which 
is the ability to labor. If they are given 
impure blood they become enfeebled, tbe 
step loses its elacticity, the arm its effici- 
ency, and there is incapacity to perform 
the usual amount of labor. 

What a great blessing* Hood's Sarparil- 
la has been to the many toiling thousands 
whose blood it has made and kept pure 
and rich! This medicine cleanses the 
blood of all humors, inherited or acquired 
and strengthens and tones the whole sys- 
tem. It is important to be sure that you 
get Hood's Sarparilla when you ask for it. 
No substitute for it is like it. 




Dr. J H. DYE MEDICAL INSTITUTE. 
60 Lincoln Bidg., Buffalo. N. Y. 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Pape's Diapepsin" Makes Sick, Sour, Gas- 
sy Stomachs Surely Feel Fine in 
Five Minutes 
If what you just ate is souring on your 
stomach or lies like a lump of lead, or you 
belch gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, heart- 
burn, fullness, nausea, bad taste in mouth 
and stomach-head-ache, you can get relief 
in five minutes by neutralizing acidity. 
Put an end to such stomach distress now 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of Pape's 
Uispepsin from any drug store. You real- 
ize in five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder caused by food fementa- 
tion due to excessive acid in stomach. 



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Both round and shape note, 70 cents p«r 
single capy, $8.50 a dozen. Transportatlom 
prepaid. 

This book can be furnished in limp lea- 
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Before destruction the heart of man is 
haughty, and before honour is humility. 



FIRST AID ' 

to the injured, whether the injury is large 
or small; Mother's first thought in cases 
of all burns, scalds, cuts, bruises, stings 
and other skin infections, Gray's Oint- 
ment. Its constant use for nearly a cen- 
tury has made it a family word in every 
household. Its instantaneous healing ef- 
fect and its soothing relief to skin infec- 
tions make it almost indispensable in the 
home. Its effect is immediately soothing 
as well as healing and its application care- 
fully guards against any chance of blood 
poison. Telephone your druggist, or 
write W. F. Gray & Co., 859 Gray Bldg., 
Nashville, Tenn., for sample. 



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165 



Better is the poor that walketh in his 
integrity, than he that is perverse in his 
lips, and is a fool. 



HUSBAND 
SAVES WIFE 



From Suffering by Getting 
Her Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Compound. 



Pittsburgh, Pa.—" For many months 
I was not able to do my work owing to 

— a weakness which 

caused backache 
. and headaches. A 

NaPs*^ friend called my 

fflf? %'\\\\\ attention to one of 
\ %m\\\\\ y° ur newspapet 
jj* "rill | ! advertisements and 

|) | Ml immediately my 

I I " j i husband bought 
|IIJJh 1 : three bottles of 

II ' ■ « 'I Lydia E. Pinkham's 

Vegetable Com- 
pound for me. 
After taking two 
' ' bottles I felt fine 

and my troubles caused by that weak- 
ness are a thing of the past. All women 
who suffer as I did should try Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound."— 
Mrs. J as. Roiirberg, 620 Knapp St., 
N. S., Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Women who suffer from any form of 
weakness, as indicated by displacements, 
inflammation, ulceration, irregularities, 
backache, headaches, nervousness oi 
"the blues," should accept Mrs. Rohr- 
berg's suggestion and give Lydia E 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a 
thorough trial. 

For over forty years It has been 
correcting such ailments. If you have 
mysterious complications write for 
advice to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine 
Co., Lynn, Mass. 



Also, that the soul be without knowl- 
edge, it is not good; and he that hasteneth 
with his feet sinneth. 



A Warning — to feel tired before exer- 
tion is not laziness — it's a sign that the 
system lacks vitality, and needs the tonic 
effect of Hood's Sarparilla. Sufferers 
should not delay. Get rid of that tired 
feeling by beginning to take Hood's Sar- 
parilla today. 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS 

FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look, Mother! If Tongue is Coated, 
Cleanse Little Bowels With "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs" 

Mothers con rest easy after giving "Cal- 
ifornia Syrup of Figs," because in a few 
hours all the clogged-up waste, sour bile 
and fermenting food gently moves out of 
the bowels, and you have a well, playful 
child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to take 
this harmless "fruit laxative." Millions 
mothers keep it handy because they know 
its action on the stomach, liver and bowels 
is prompt and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a bottle of "Cal- 
ifornia Syrup of Figs," which contains di- 
rection for babies, children of all ages and 
for grown-ups. 



The foolishness of man perverteth his 
way; and his heart fretteth against the 
Lord. 

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit 
of their own way, and be filled witfi. 
their own devices. 



STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 

Elder's Sanit; riam, located at 508 Main 
St, St. Josephs, Mo., has published a book- 
let showins the deadly effects of ">bacco 
habit, and how it can be stopped in throo 
to five days rt ok 

As they arc distributing thia book free, 
anyone wanting a copy should send their 
name and address at onc-i. — A-lvcrtisement. 



When wisdom entereth into thin* 
heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto 
thy soul. 



"Christians' Duty Toward Civil Government 
and Carnal Wars." 

(Third Edition and nighly Con.mendcd.) 
Price 10 cents. 
Address Wm. J. Miller, R. 1 Box 12, 
Lorr.eta, T exas - 

He layeth up sound wisdom for th« 
righteous; he is a buckler to them 



ASK YOUR DEALER FOR ■ 




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But the wicked shall be cut off from 
the earth, and the transgressors shaL 
t»e rootod out of it. 



For their feet run to evil, and make 
haste to shed blood. 




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The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 

"Ask for the eld paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love. 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



KINGDOM OF HEAVEN 



301 Scales street, Danville, Va., 
Feb. 25, 1918. 

Dear Brother Gold: — As I am 
sending you my remittance for the 
Landmark, I will also send you 
some thoughts on Heb. 12:28-29. 
You can use your judgment about 
publishing them. The scripture 
reads: "Wherefore we receiving a 
kingdom which cannot be moved, 
let us have grace, whereby we may 
serve God acceptably with rever- 
ence and Godly fear." "For our 
God is a consuming fire." 

The 12th chapter of Heb. is an 
exhortation to constant faith, pat- 
ience, obedience, and godliness; 
and it is addressed to the Church of 
the living God ; subjects of the king- 
dom spoken of in the text, and is 
just as applicable to the church at 
this time as it was at the time it was 
written. Therefore, if we are what 
we profess to be, it behooves us as 
children of the kingdom to pay spe- 
cial attention to its teachings, and 
take heed to our ways, and hold 
fast the profession of our faith 
without wavering. 

I understand that the kingdom 
spoken of in the text is the same 
kingdom prophesied of by Daniel 
the Prophet, 600 years before 
Christ, viz, "And in the days of 
these kings shall the God of heaven 
set up a kingdom, which shall nev-, 
er be destroyed; and the kingdom] 
shall not be left to other people, but 



it shall break in pieces r.nd consume 
all these kingdoms, and it shall 
stand forever." Dan. 2:44. 

In the fullness of time this king- 
dom apneared, or was set up in the 
gospel dispensation. It did not come 
in the way and manner the Jevs 
looked for it ; it came not with ob- 
servation — Luke 17:20. There was 
a great contrast between this king- 
dom and all other kingdoms which 
preceded it; so great and glorious 
was this kingdom, that all other 
kingdoms faded into insignificance. 
It was a spiritual kingdom, there- 
fore it could only be seen by those 
who were spiritual, or who were 
born again. — John 3:3. While it 
was in the world, yet, it was not of 
the world ; it came down from hea- 
ven; therefore it was a heavenly 
kingdom. It was greater than all 
the kingdoms of the world, by rea- 
son of the greatness of the' king 
who^rules over it; just as far as a 
king's power or dominion extends, 
his kingdom extends. All the king- 
doms of the world were limited in 
power, and were of the earth ear- 
thy; and therefore have an end. 
But in the fulness of time, the great 
King appeared, not in the pomp 
and glory of the world ; but as the 
little babe of Bethlehem, born of a 
woman, wrapped in swaddling 
clothes, and laid in a manger. His 
coming was foretold by alf the pro- 
phets; he was of the antetype, or 
the answer to all the types and 
shadows in the Old Testament wdr- 



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ship, which pointed to Him as the 
only perfect sacrifice for sin, and as 
an ensign for the people. Isa. 11:- 
10. While this great king came in- 
to the world as a little babe, yet the 
government was upon his shoulders, 
he was born a king; the wise men 
from the east came to Jerusalem 
seeking him, saying. "Where is he 
that is born king of the Jews? for 
we have seen his star in the east, 
and are come to worship him." — 
Matthew 2 :2. This is the way wise 
men talk, and they are always seek- 
ing Jesus; while the fool saith in 
his heart, "There is no God." 

The spirit of faith which was in 
Moses' parents, and caused them to 
hide him three months, and then to 
make an ark of bulrushes and daub 
it with slime and with pitch, and 
put the child therein, and lay it in 
the flags by the river brink; be- 
cause they saw he was a proper 
child, and they were not afraid of 
the king's commandment; also di- 
rected and caused those wise men 
from the east to rejoice with ex- 
ceeding great joy, when they saw 
the star which went before them, 
and to follow it until it came and 
stood over where the young child 
was; to enter into the house, and 
see the young child with Mary His 
mother, and fall down and worship 
him, and open their treasures and 
present unto him gifts; gold, frank- 
incense and myrrh, and being warn- 
ed of God in a dream that thev 
should not return to Herod, they de- 
parted into their own country an- 
other way. 

The incarnation of the Son of 
man is one of the great mysteries 
recorded in the scriptures. No won- 
der Paul wrote in his epistle to Tim- 
othy: "And without controversy 
great is the mystery of godliness ; 
God is manifest inthe flesh Justified 
in the spirit, seen of angels, preach- 
ed unto the Gentiles, believed on in 
the world, received up into glory " 
1st Timothy 3:16. He came not by 
the ordinary course of nature, he 



was born of a virgin; whoever 
heard of such a mystery? Here 
was something new in the earth; 
nothing like it had ever been be- 
fore, the old order of things was 
passing away and a new dispensa- 
tion was being ushered in ; the old 
covenant under the law was faulty, 
salvation could not come by a law 
of works, because it is "By grace 
through faith" the law was weak 
through the flesh, man had been 
weighed in the balances and found 
wanting ; this called for a more per- 
fect and enduring tabernacle, even 
Jesus. The first covenant h-*d wax- 
ed old, and was ready to vanish 
away; but the gospel is a.ways 
new, it is good news; it is the new 
wine of the kingdom, and maketh 
glad the heart: it is like the water 
that was made wine at the mar- 
riage feast in Cana of Galilee ; "the 
last is the best." 

Under the new covenant which 
the Lord God said he would make 
with the house of Israel and with 
the house of Judah. we find that the 
old order of things changed, in- 
stead of the law being written on 
two tables of stone, it is written in 
the heart and mind. Israel does not 
worship any more in types and 
shadows; because the substance is 
come; they are the circumcision 
which worship God in the spirit and 
rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no 
confidence in the flesh. Phil. 3 :3. 

When God was manifest in the 
flesh, when he came in the body 
that was prepared him, I under- 
stand that by doing so, he became 
a surety; and obligated himself to 
pay the debt, or to bear the sins of 
his people. Because he said, "To 
this end was I born, and for this 
cause came I into the world." John 
18:37. According to the law:* of 
our country, a husband is held re- 
sponsible, and is under obligation 
to pay all the debts his bride con- 
tracts. ^So Jesus as the husband and 
surety of his people, his bride, be- 
ing found in fashion as a man, as- 



ZION'S LANDMARK t ' T 171 



smmed the responsibility it seems to 
me, to pay the debt, to satisfy the 
l«.w and redeem her from all Iniqui- 
ty. "Wherefore in all things it be- 
hooves him to be made like unto his 
brethren, that he might be a merci- 
ful and faithful high priest in 
things pertaining to God- to make 
reconciliation for the sins of the 
people." Heb. 2:17. The Apostle 
tells us, "For verily he took not on 
him the nature of angels; but he 
took on him the seed of Abraham." 
In doing this, it seems to me that he 
as husband, head and i epresenta- 
tive of his people, which is his bride 
assumed the obligation or responsi- 
bility to pay all the debt that was 
against her. He was a priest forev- 
er, after the order of Melchisedee ; 
and being a merciful and faithful 
high priest it was evident that he 
had somewhat to offer, and because 
the could offev nothing better he of- 
fered himself, without spot to God, 
thereby redeeming his peoph: from 
under the curse of the law, and 
bringing in everlasting righteous- 
ness. "By so much was Jesus made 
a surety of a better testament." — 
Heb. 7:22- 

,)esus as a righteous king reigned 
in righeousness; therefore his king- 
dom and all his subjects are right- 
eous subjects, made righteous by 
the imputation of his righteousness. 
No one can become a subject of his 
kingdom by the works of the law. 
The only way to become a subject 
of his kingdom, or to enter into it is 
to be born again or born of water 
and of the spirit. John 3:5. It is a 
higher order of life, so high above 
the world in a sense of purity and 
holiness, that man in his natural, 
sinful and fallen condition, can nev- 
er by any power or works of his 
own. attain unto it. But it must be 
"According as his divine power 
hath given unto us all things that 
pertain unto life and godliness, 
through the knowledge of him that 
hath called us to glory and virtue." 
2nd Peter 1 :3. 



When the Lord God formed man 
of the dust of the ground, and brea- 
med into his nostrils the breath of 
life, he, the man became a living 
soul. And the Lord God planted a 
garden eastward in Eden, and there 
He put the man whom He had 
formed. And out of the ground 
made the Lord God to grow every 
tree that is pleasant to the sight, 
and good for food ; the tree of life 
also in the midst of the garden, (a 
figure of Christ) and the tree of 
knowledge of good and evil. And 
the Lord God commanded the man 
saying, of every tree of the garden 
thou mayest freely eat. But of the 
tree of knowledge of good and evil 
thou shalt not eat of it; for in the 
day that thou eatest thereof thou 
shalt surely die. Eve received this 
command as well as Adam, for she 
was in Adam. 

The Lord God said, it is not good 
that man should be alone; and he 
caused a deep sleep to fall upon 
Adam- (a figure or emblem of 
death) and he took one of his ribs, 
and of the rib made he woman, and 
brought her unto the man. And 
Adam said, "This is now bone of 
my bones and flesh of my flesh ; she 
shall be called woman, because she 
was taken out of man. And they 
were both naked, the man and his 
wife, and were not ashamed. Now 
the serpent was more subtle than 
any beast of the field which the 
Lord God made, and he said unto 
the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye 
shall not eat of every tree of the 
garden? And the woman said un- 
to the serpent, We may eat of the 
trees of the garden: But of the 
fruit of the tree which is in the 
midst of the garden, God hath said, 
ye shall not eat of it, neither shall 
ye touch it, lest ye die." Notice that 
the man and the woman were not 
denied access to the tree of life be- 
fore they disobeyed the command 
of the Lord God. And the serpent 
said unto the woman, "Ye shall not 
surely die ; for God doth know that 



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in the day ye eat thereof, then your 
your eyes shall be opened, and ye 
shall be as gods, knowing good and 
evil. And when the woman saw that 
the tree was good for food, and that 
it was pleasant to the eyes, and a 
tree to be desired to make one wise, 
she took of the fruit thereof, and 
did eat, and gave also unto her hus- 
band with her; and he did eat." 
Lust conceived in Eve and brought 
forth sin, and sin brought forth 
death. James 1 :15. 

By this act of disobedience Adam 
fell from his upright state. — Eccles. 
7:29, involving his whole posterity 
into a state of sin and death. There- 
fore the Lord God sent him forth 
from the garden of Eden, to till the 
ground from whence he was taken. 
So he drove out the man ; and he 
placed at the east of the garden of 
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming 
sword which turned every way, to 
keep the way of the tree of life. 
Man has never been able with all 
the natural wisdom which he has 
acquired, or by his system of patch 
work, (creature righteousness) to 
extricate himself from a state of sin 
and death, unto which he has fall- 
en, although "He has sought out 
many inventions," and claims to 
have done many wonderful works, 
and to have cast out devils in the 
name of Jesus. Matthew 7 :22. He 
can never gain access any more by 
any scheme or plan which he 
can devise to the tree of life; the 
flaming sword turns every way t6 
keep the way of the tree of life. I 
understand this flaming sword is a 
figure of the law that came by Mos- 
es, written by the finger of God on 
the tables of stone, and handed 
down from Mount Sinai. This law 
was holy, and the commandment 
holy, and just and good. — Rom. 7:- 
12; and is characteristic of a just 
and holy God. Israel could not en- 
dure that which was spoken or 
commanded in tones of thunder, 
amid the lightnings and the smok- 
ings and the earthquake. And so 



terrible was the sight, that Moses 
said, "I exceedingly fear and 
quake." But they removed afar 

off, and said unto Moses, "Speak 

thou with us and we will hear, but 
let not God speak with us unless 
we die." This shadows forth the 
necessity of a mediator of a better 
covenant. Man can never be justi- 
fied by the works of the law; for if 
he offends in one point, he is guilty 
of all. James 2:10. The law de- 
mands perfect obedience; and man 
being imperfect, cannot render it. 
Man in a carnal state, believes he 
can obtain salvation by the works 
of the law, or by a law of works; 
but when he undertakes it he finds 
he cannot measure up to the re- 
quirements of a just and holy law; 
his covenant with death shall be 
disannulled, and his agreement 
with hell shall not stand; "For the 
bed is shorter than that a man can 
stretch himself on it; and the cover- 
ing narrower than that he can wrap 
himself in it." Isaiah 18:20. The 
law cuts him off ; which ever way 
he turns, he is confronted by a holy 
law, which says to him: pay what 
thou owest. So the law is like a 
flaming sword, which turns every 
way, and cuts man off. 

The Apostle Paul in his epistle to 
the church at Galatia, says "Where- 
fore then serveth the law? It was 
added because of transgressions, 
till the seed should come to whom 
the promise was made ; and it was 
ordained by angels in the hand of a 
mediator." Gal. 3:19. Notice the 
apostle says the law was added be- 
cause of transgressions. Now there 
is nothing said about the flaming 
sword in the garden of Eden, until 
man transgressed, and was driven 
from the garden, then the Cheru- 
bims and the flaming sword ap- 
peared, or was placed at the east 
of the garden and turned every way 
to keep the way of the tree of life. 
Cherubims means angelic and an- 
swers in the figure to the angels 
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Now in conclusion, I desire to 
write a few words, about the text, 
and I will bring my article to a close 
as it is getting quite lengthy. 
"Wherefore we receiving a king- 
dom which cannot be moved ; this is 
a heavenly kingdom, and cometh 
down from above; man cannot as- 
cend up into heaven, that is, to 
bring Christ down from above, but 
it cometh down to every man. Ev- 
ery perfect gift, is from above, and 
cometh down from the Father of 
lights, with whom there is no varia- 
bleness, neither shadow of turning. 
We receive this kingdom when we 
are born again- and made partakers 
of his divine -nature ; it is Christ in 
you the hope of glory ; the kingdom 
of God is within you. This kingdom 
can never be moved, because it is 
established upon better promises; 
and confined by a holy covenant, 
ordered in all things and sure, 
which God that cannot lie, promis- 
ed before the world began. "Let 
us have grace, whereby we may 
serve God acceptably with rever- 
ence and godly fear. What does 
the parable mean by the admoni- 
tion: "Let us have grace?" Why 
don't you know that grace is free 
and unmerited favor? Then let us 
accept this as a standard of truth, 
because the scriptures teach us, and 
our experience also teaches us that, 
"By grace, ye are saved through 
faith; and that not of yourselves; 
it is the gift of God not of works, 
lest any man should boast." "Let 
us have grace," because the grace 
of God teaches us, "that denying 
ungodliness and worldly lusts, we 
should live soberly, righteously and 
godly in this present world; look- 
ing for the blessed hope, and the 
glorious appearing of the great God 
and our Savior Jesus Christ; who 
gave himself for us, that he might 
redeem us from all iniquity, and 
purify unto himself a peculiar peo- 
ple, zealous of good works." The 
poet must surely have known some- 
thing of grace when he wrote : 



"Amazing grace! how sweet the 

sound- 
That saved a wretch like me ! 
I once was lost but now am found, 
Was blind, but now I see." 

This is something we have seen 
and felt, and our hands have han- 
dled of the word of life. Then, 
"Let us have grace, whereby we 
•may serve God acceptably." The 
apostles, James and Peter, both tell 
us, "That God resisteth the proud, 
and giveth grace to the humble." 
Humble yourselves therefore under 
the mighty hand of God, that he 
may exalt you in due time." But be- 
cause of the infirmities of the flesh, 
we oftqn find in us a disposition to 
wander away from the paths of 
righteousness, and the question 
arises, how can we serve God ac- 
ceptably, with reverence and godly 
fear? As the poet says: 
"Prone to wander, Lord I feei it, 
Prone to leave the God I love; 
Here's my heart, Lord take and 
seal it, & i$| 

Seal it for thy courts above." 

Well- the apostle James tells us, 
"But he that giveth more grace." 
Yes, that is the answer, it is grace 
for grace." "He is able to make all 
grace abound." Where sin abound- 
ed,, grace did much more abound." 
We cannot serve God acceptably, 
with reverence and godly fear 
when our hearts are full of pride; 
but grace makes us humble ; it 
brings us as a beggar to a throne of 
.grace; we realize that our right- 
eousness is as filthy rags in his 
sight; we feel destitute of any good 
word or work, and earnestly desire 
the imputed righteousness of Christ. 
Grace brings us to a throne of 
grace, with a broken heart and con- 
trite spirit, such as the Lord will 
not despise. But in His mercy he 
will bless us and reveal himself to 
us, as the "Mighty God, the ever- 
lasting Father, the Prince of 
Peace." 

Then, by grace we are enabled to 
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aod holy name, to reverence Him, 
and to do him homage. When we 
are blest to view him as Isaiah did, 
"seated upon a throne, high and 
lifted up." then we reverence him 
with "godly fear." 

"For our God is a consuming 
fire." This proves the necessity of 
a mediator. He said to Moses that 
"No man shall see my face and 
live." Moses desired to see the glo- 
ry of God, and the Lord said, "Thou 
canst not see my face. Behold there 
is a place by me, and thou shalt 
stand upon a rock. And it shall 
come to pass, while my glory pass- 
eth by that I will put thee in a clift 
of the rock and will cover thee with 
my hand while I pass by." And I 
will take away mine hand and thou 
shalt see my back parts and my 
face shall not be seen." Ex. 23 :18- 
23. 

O what a safe place to be in the 
clift of the rock. That rock is 
Christ and the clift is his bleeding 
side. Toplady surely must have 
known something of this safe place, 
when he wrote : 
"Rock of ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee; 
Let the water and the blood, 
From thy riven side which flowed, 
Be of sin the double cure — 
Cleanse me from its guilt and pow- 
er." 

O what a safe hiding place. Isa- 
iah prophesied of him as an "Hid- 
ing place from the wind, and a cov- 
ert from the tempest; as rivers of 
water in a dry place, as the shadow 
of a great rock in a weary land." 
Jesus is the only effectual remedy 
for sin. He is the remedy that wis- 
dom has prepared ; and O how suit- 
able to our needs. He is the wise 
Son, that makes a glad Father." 
His name shall be called Emanuel. 
"God with us." He is full of grace 
and truth. It pleasd the Father 
that in him should all fullness 
dwell. He is the fulness of all, and 
in all. He is a complete Savior, God 
manifest in the flesh. What a mer- 



cy; this is what grace has done for 
us, and nothing short of a full and 
complete Saviour could satisfy my 
longing soul. If you were to lake 
away his Deity, where would be the 
efficiency of his atoning blood? If 
you take away his humanity where 
would be the blood. Where would 
be the "Bone of our bones, and flesh 
of our flesh? So when Jesus is 
preached as a full and complete 
Savior, in all his attributes, then we 
feed upon him. We eat His flesh 
and drink His blood. This is a whole 
some food, it keeps us in a healthy 
condition, and we grow up as calv- 
es of the stall, into a holy temple in 
the Lord. 

In this blessed hope, 

J. E. HERNDON. 



Dear Brother Gold: — I have not 
written anything for our family pa- 
per for some time. Since the cy- 
clone here on January 15th my 
work has been very heavy and I 
have had little time for anything 
else. This is the 225th letter I have 
written this year, two months, and 
the most of them have been in an- 
swer to letters and inquiries con- 
cerning the cyclone. 

I want to say to all our friends 
who have come to our help that we 
all feel very thankful to them and 
to the Lord for giving them the 
mind to help us in our distress. 

Sometimes I am given to feel that 
goodness and mercy have followed 
me all the days of my life. Good- 
ness, because it all came from God 
and He is nothing but goodness; 
mercy because all that He has be- 
stowed on me and in me has come 
without my deserving it. I also hope 
He will allow me to dwell in His 
house forever. But I know it will 
be in mercy. 

I think I have seen His holy hand 
in many things which I considered 
adversities. We cannot see it until 
the hand is pleased to reveal it, and 
in some things He never makes His 
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ever, is no reason that He has not 
purposed it. 

When I would look at our wreck- 
ed meeting house and remember 
the days of joy and sorrows as they 
had been mingled together in it, the 
tears would come unbidden to my 
eyes and my heart would fill with 
sorrow. But on the 3rd Sunday in 
January as I sat alone with the Bi- 
ble in my hands and groaning with- 
in, not knowing how nor when we 
would have a place of our own in 
which we could meet to worship 
our God, there appeared to be a 
still small voice in my heart which 
said, "What if the Lord used that 
house to save the lives of some of 
the people, and their homes?" My 
grief was stilled for the time being. 
I was at Kinston. When I got home 
I went £0 see and saw that the part 
of the cyclone which struck and 
wrecked our meeting house was 
there burst and that it went in 
smaller volume and with much less 
power as it passed from there. I 
stood and looked at the several 
paths that went from there and saw 
that if they had remained in one 
body the destruction could not be 
counted for. 

Since then I have been more rec- 
onciled to this visitation, and be- 
lieve more than before that the 
storm is His and He made it; the 
sea and He set its bounds, the earth 
and He commands it, the lightning 
and they can do only what He 
please. They utter their voices but 
at the silent name of His hand they 
go away with a roar and are lost in 
silence. 

It is God "who layeth the beams 
of His chambers in the waters, who 
maketh the clouds His chariot, who 
walketh upon the wind; who mak- 
eth His angels spirits ; Hia ministers 
a naming fire ; who laid the founda- 
tion of the earth- that shall not be 
removed forever." Psalm 104:3-5 

Oh why should we tremble and 
fear? 



"What timorous worms we mor- 
tals are." 

Can we be where the Lord is not? 

Have we not His great power for- 
got? 

But we are yet in the flesh and 
can have no faith only as the Lord 
is pleased to give it to us. When 
he reveals that faith in us at once 
we believe, cease from our labors 
and enter into rest, even as He fin- 
ished His Labors and rested. 

How good it is that we can have 
no rest in this flesh, this old man, or 
carnal mind which is the enemy of 
our God and of us. No, the work 
must be revealed, finished in us be- 
fore we enter into rest. Then we 
are filled with His praise and re- 
joice in His salvation, and are the 
better prepared to live unto God 
and in His holiness away from self 
and the world. 

I want to say to those of your 
readers who have been so mindful 
of us as to send us help that we are 
trying to have things move along 
smoothly, relieving the suffering as 
we are able and carrying on the re- 
pair work of the boats. The homes 
will be taken up as soon as possible, 
and we hope that some time in the 
spring we will be able to begin to 
rebuild our meeting house. The 
food conditions here were such that 
a number of our citizens had to 
leave their wrecked homes and 
boats and go to the public works to 
get support. However we will try 
to get things to move on as the Lord 
will give us the ability and the time. 

The Lord abundantly bless all of 
you and give you both His good and 
perfect gifts, with hearts to praise 
His holy name. 

Pray for us that we may be whol- 
ly reconciled to His holy will. 

Your brother and friend, 
A L . x L.H.HARDY. 
Atlantic, N. C, Feb. 28, 1918 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C, 
Dear Bro.:— The following is a 



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letter which I received from sister 
Mary E. Thomas, who was at that 
time residing in Weldon, N. C, but 
later moved to Rocky Mount, N. C, 
where she was taken sick and pass- 
ed away. It was my pleasure to 
visit her several times during: k£r 
sickness. She had a good hope and 
I enjoyed hearing her talk. I am 
sure her children will appreciate 
the publication of this letter, and 
her many brethren and sisters and 
a host of friends will enjoy reading 
it in the Landmark. 

Your brother in hope. 
A. B. Denson, Rocky Mount, N. C. 

P. C. I was looking over some 
old letters and found this one. 

Dear Bro. Denson: — I will try 
answer your good letter for I surely 
did enjoy reading it as it was like 
good preaching to me as I hear 
none up here. There is plenty of 
preaching here but none for me, as 
I don't believe their doctrine and it 
all means nothing to me, so T don't 
go among any of them. I would love 
to hear you preach again of the 
goodness and mercy of God, for [ 
feel like I am shut in and no where 
to go and feel to be one here alone 
and so often cast down that I don't 
hardly know what to do. But I do 
know one thing, that the strong 
arm is ever underneath and that is 
what does me good. If God be for 
me who can be against me f.nd if I 
did not have my Heavenly Father 
to call on what woukl I do or what 
could I do without His blessed 
help? What a blessing tobave Him 
to call on. 

Dear Bro., I guess you went to 
the association, and I know you all 
had a good time and heard lots 'of 
good preaching. I would have lov- 
ed to have been there. I hope this 
wiil find you all well. Bro. Denson 
write me again when you will, for I 
so much enjoy reading your good 
letters. I read your letter over 
three times. 

Remember me in your prayers, 



for I feel like some times that divine 
things are all gone. Is it that way 
with you? My Brother I feel al- 
most ashamed to send you my poor 
letter, yours was so rich to me and 
full of good food for me. 

Your little sister in the hope of a 
better home beyond the grave, sav- 
ed by grace if saved at all. Write 
me when yo» will. 

MARY E. THOMAS. 
Weldon, N. C, Oct. 8, 1916. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Bro.: — While renewing my 
subscription, I wish to express my 
gratitude to God for His preserving 
care another year and to assure you 
and -the readers of Zion's Land 
mark that I still take comfort in 
reading your editorials ano! the 
communications contributed to its 
columns by the many able and spir- 
itual brethren and sisters. 

Indeed it is like news from a far 
country and like the experiences of 
my own soul, when I read of joys, 
sorrows, the hopes and fears and 
the spiritual exercises of those who 
base their hopes of salvation upon 
the merits of Christ, and have no 
confidence in the flesh. 

Brother Gold, please pardon me 
for being behind as I have no way 
of making a living only as I take a 
few boarders, my baby boy helps 
me all he can. The draft has taken 
my three older boys to the war and 
some times it seems that it is more 
than I can bear, but the Comforter 
comes and gives me relief. I know 
the same God is with them in the 
battlefield that is here. 

May the Lord's choicest blessings 
rest upon you and may you be spar- 
ed many more years to publish the 
paper, which is truly a gospel mes- 
sage to me, is the wish of a poor un- 
worthy sister, who begs an interest 
in your prayers for me and mine. 

MRS. C. A. JERNIGAN. 
Benson, N. C. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD Wilson, N. 0. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. LI. NUMBER 8 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, March !• 1918 



EDITORIAL. 

WHAT PROOF? 

"Prove all things; hold fast that 
which is good." 1st Thess. 5:21. 
Why do we wold to that which can- 
not be proven? Is there wisdom in 
this? If an assertion cannot be 
proven why should we believe it? 
To prove a thing consists in bring- 
ing it into such harmony with other 
things that to dispute or deny it 
would involve a contradiction grea- 
ter than to accept it. What we can- 
not accept as true without proof or 
reason causes an absurdity of state- 
ment. Two and two make four is 
an assertion we accept without 
proof, because it is self-evident. 
The things we are familiar with re- 
quire no proof. We do not wish to 
question self-evident things. 

When an assertion is made that 
we question, and we demand proof 
of its correctness, it is because it 
seems to us to be unreasonable, or 
strange. But if nothing is ever af- 
firmed except what we know to be 
truth we would never add anything 
to our stock of knowledge. 

Hold fast that which is good. 



Some things are so evident that we 
cannot reject or suspect them. They 
are so evident that to reject them 
would prove that we are too unrea- 
sonable to be considered as of 
sound mind. For we do not desire 
to be considered so unreasonable as 
to call in question our sanity. 

What our experience, our con- 
sciousness will not allow to be true 
involves so much absurdity that we 
cannot entertain it. 

Do you question that which your 
senses or consciousness will not ad- 
mit. You base proportions or mat- 
ter on what you consider as unde- 
niable. 

Suppose you deny the existence 
of a first great cause that can ad- 
mit and does allow all that is claim- 
ed for it. To deny this would in- 
volve an absurdity so great that to 
believe this would do violence to 
your reason. If you claim that there 
is a power so unsearchable and so 
irresistable that to deny this would 
require such proof that we could 
not accept or admit it, un- 
der any circumstances, then 
we plunge into a chaos that 
holds no reason, and has no founda- 
tion in our minds. Our propositions 
must be based on reasons so plausi- 
ble and sensible that we are careful 
that our positions are braced and 
fortified with truth. We argue 
from the known to that we think is 
known or can be proven. We bring 
up the matters new or disputed, 
and lay them down beside things 
that we know are true, and if they 
are accepted in that company, and 
we find them to be at home and in 
harmony with that which we al- 
ready know to be truth, we receive 
such things as proven. Hence we 
hold them fast, and they become 
useful to us. If our experience or 
consciousness cannot allow them in 
our companionship we have no 
home for them, and we reject them 
as not worthy of our entertaining 
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That which has deceived us at dif- 
ferent times we cannot fully accept. 
That which has never failed us we 
hold fast, and our confidence in it 
is as great as our confidence in any 
other thing. We cannot throw that 
away that has never deceived us, in 
order to allow an intruder in our 
home that we have never proven. 

"This then is the message which 
we have heard of Him and declare 
unto you, that God is light, and in 
him is no darkness at all." 1st John 
1 :5. P. D. G. 



"How long halt ye between two 
opinions? If ths Lord be God fol- 
low Him: But if Baal, then follow 
him." 1st Kings 18:21. 

Strange, you say, that there 
should be any halting, any question 
among people about who is the true 
God. But are there not gods many 
and lords many? For though there 
be that are called gods, whether in 
heaven or in earth, (brethren there 
be gods many and lords many.) But 
to us there is but one God the Fath- 
er, of whom are all things; and we 
in Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, 
by whom are all things, and we by 
Him." 1st Cor. 8:1-7. Howbeit 
there is not in every man this 
knowledge. 

But to us there is but one God, 
the Father, of whom are all things 
and we of Him ; and one Lord Jesus 
Christ, by whom are all things and 
we by Him. 

The Father of whom are all 
things and we in Him. He is the 
source, of whom are all things. Ev- 
ery good gift and every perfect gift 
cometh down from above, from the 
Father of lights. We desire to as- 
cribe righteousness to Him. All 
power in heaven and earth is of 
Him. In him is no shadow of turn. 
Becaue He is God and changes not, 
therefore we are not consumed. He 
is the fountain of perfection from 
whom comes every good gift and 
every perfect gift. 



There is to us one Lord Jesus and 
we by Him. There is one mediator 
between God and men, the man 
Christ Jesus. He gave himself a 
ransom for all. Ye are not redeem- 
ed with corrupt things as silver and 
gold, from your vain conversation 
received by tradition from your fa- 
thers: But with the precious blood 
of Christ, as of a Lamb without 
blemish and without spot : who ver- 
ily was foreordained before the 
foundation of the world, but was 
manifest in these last times for you. 
Who by Him do believe in God, 
that raised him up from the dead 
and gave Him glory that your faith 
and hope might be in God. 

So inspired, so full and perfect is 
the doctrine as declared by the Ho- 
ly Ghost, who moved the prophets 
and apostles to declare the 
more sure word of prophecy — more 
sure than any cunningly devised fa- 
ble (for holy men of old spake as 
they were moved by the Holy 
Ghost) and were eye witnesses of 
the sufferings of the Lord Jesus and 
who saw Him ascend into heaven; 
and having so many infallible 
proofs of his divinity ; for the word 
of the Lord endureth forever. We 
therefore who have fled for refuge 
to lay hold on the hope set before 
us in the gospel count not our lives 
dear that we may win Christ and 
be found in Him, not having on our 
own righteousness which is of the 
law, but that by the faith of Jesus 
Christ, who loved us and gave him- 
self for us ; for we know whom we 
have believed, and are fully per- 
suaded that He is able to keep that 
which we have committed unto. 
Him against that day. 

There is one Mediator between 
God and men — the man Christ Je- 
sus, who gave himself a ransom for 
all. Whose blood cleanseth from 
all sin. No halting in those that be- 
lieve in him. There is one God and 
one Mediator between God and 
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gave himself a ransom for all. All 
of us agree in Him. P. D. G. 



REV. 20th CHAPTER. 



"And whosoever was not found 
written in the book of life was cast 
into the lake of fire." Rev. 20 :15. 

We enjoy the Landmark so much 
and especially youreditorials. Wish 
you would write more on Revela- 
tion. Will you please give your 
views on the 20th chapter of Reve- 
lation. 

Hoping you and sister Gold are 
well. Your brother, 

W. S. TEAGUE. 

West Durham, N. C. 

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ 
which God gave into him to show 
unto his servants things which must 
shortly come to pass; and he sent 
and signified it by his angel unto his 
servant John." Who bare record 
of the word of God, and of the testi- 
mony of Jesus Christ, and of all 
things which he saw." Rev. 1:1-2. 

This is prophecy. They must 
shortly come to pass. 

One difficulty is in interpreting 
an unfulfilled prophecy. We must 
wait until they are fulfilled before 
we can know what they mean. But 
it is a blessed thing to believe. 
Blessed is -she that believed for 
there shall be a performance of 
those things spoken. 

The mystery of iniquity shall be 
accomplished. It is in opposition 
to the truth. It is a counterfeit im- 
itation. It is a deception. From 
the beginning it is apparent. Satan 
the old Serpent, the deceiver, ap- 
peared soon after the creation, and 
beguiled Eve. He is a liar and the 
father of it. The serpent said to 
Eve, "For God doth knoW that in 
the day ye eat thereof, then your 
eyes shall be opened, and ye shall 
be as gods knowing good and evil." 
Gen. 3:5. The Serpent is a liar, 
and the father of it. He that com- 



mitteth sin is of the devil ; for the 
devil sinneth from the beginning. 
For this purpose the Son of God 
was manifested, that he might de- 
stroy the works of the devil. 1 John 
3:8. 

"And I saw an angel come down 
from heaven, having the key of the 
bottomless pit, and a great chain 
in his hand." Rev. 20:1. 

This angel had the key of the 
bottomless pit, and a great chain in 
his hand. Having the key of the 
bottomless pit showed he had pow- 
er over the dragon or satan. The 
bottomless pit showed that he had 
power over the domain of hell — 
death and hell, including the Ser- 
pent or devil. He laid hold of the 
Serpent or dragon and bound him 
a thousand years, and cast him into 
the bottomless pit, and shut him up, 
and set a seal on him, that he 
should deceive the nations no more 
till the thousand years should be 
fulfilled. A thousand years is as 
one day, and one day as a thousand 
years with the Lord. 2nd Peter 3 :8. 

There are three notable things 
named in this book, the Beast, his 
image, and his mark. The Beast is 
the dragon or great power of the 
devil. The beast had seven heads 
and ten horns. Upon his heads the 
name of blasphemy. This beast is 
the embodiment of false religion in 
its pretensions, its persecuting pow- 
er ; its pretensions to sanctity. It is 
in the disguise of religion. 

The beast was like unto a leop- 
ard. A leopard is full of spots, 
very active, powerful, graceful in 
its movements. His feet were as the^ 
feet of a bear. A bear has feet 
much as the feet of a man with 
power to draw people after him. 
The bear is hard to track, deceiv- 
ing. His mouth was as the mouth 
of a lion speaking great swelling 
words, roaring or boasting as the 
lion. The dragon gave him his seat 
or power and greatauthority. There 
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power so fu*, of sham, pretense, 
false claims, and presumption, 
blasphemy, as this war making, 
persecuting pretentious power, 
claiming sanctity and purity. 

One of its heads was wounded to 
death, and the deadly wound was 
healed, and all the world wondered 
afted this beast. This is a spurious, 
counterfeit religion, yet it is an imi- 
tation of reality. Counterfeit mon- 
ey that does not resemble genuine 
money would not deceive so readi- 
ly. But the more the false appears 
to be the true the greater the decep- 
tion. 

Why does the Old Serpent the 
devil attempt to deceive so much. It 
is his nature. He is a liar and the 
father of it. He loves deception. 
Dust is his food or meat. To con- 
tradict and to defeat the purpose of 
truth is his choice occupation. 

The most destructive beasts or 
animals he conceals himself in. 

This character has great influ- 
ence in the world. He exalted him- 
self above all that is called God, sit- 
ting in the seat of God, or claiming 
the power to change times and sea- 
sons, substituting for what God 
hath taught, something that would 
be better. But when its true char- 
acter is known its beastly dragon 
power appears. He claims the pow- 
er of God, the power of the resur- 
rection. This no true servant of 
Christ ever claims. 

The persecuting power of false 
religion was very active in what 
were called the dark ages. During 
this time Satan was chained a thou- 
sand years. There has been great 
liberty to worship God as it seems 
good to mankind for a number of 
years. But of late Satan seems to 
be loosed, and has great wrath. The 
nations of earth are arrayed in se- 
vere hate and malice against each 
other. 

We can never know what is going 
to be. God works his sovereign 
will. But man knows not what it is 
until it is unfolded. 



We feel assured that the powers 
of evil will show themselves, and 
what they would do if not prevent- 
ed. But God rules in the army of 
heaven and among the inhabitants 
of earth, and his will shall be ac- 
complished. 

Satan the beast and false proph- 
et, all false religion, shall be show- 
ed in its true character. Satan shall 
be cast into hell, and the powers of 
wickedness shall be sent to their 
places to be consumed forever. 

P. D. G. 



PURE RIVER OF WATER OF 
LIFE 



"And he showed me a pure river 
of water of life, clear as crystal, 
proceding out of the throne of God 
and of the Lamb. In the midst of 
the street of it, and on either side of 
the river was there the tree of life, 
which bare twelve manner of fruits, 
and yielded her fruit every month; 
and the leaves of the tree were for 
the healing of the nations.'' Rev. 
22 : 1-2. See the first three verses of 
the first chapter of the book of Rev. 

This introduction is very wonder- 
ful. It reads, The Revelation of Je- 
sus Christ which God gave unto 
him, to show unto his servants 
things which must shortly come to 
pass; and he sent ai\d signified it 
by his angel unto his servant John ; 
who bare record of the word of 
God, and of the testimony of Jesus 
Christ, and of all things that he 
saw. 

"Blessed is he that readeth. and 
they that hear the words of this 
prophecy, and keep those things 
which are written therein; for the 
time is at hand." 

John the beloved disciple is the 
one to whom these things are signi- 
fied. "And he showed me a, pure 
river of water of life clear as crys- 
tal." This is a matter of revelation. 
It was shown to John. No man can 
see such wonders unless they are 
shown unto him. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



1ST 



Some notable things are occur- 
rent. Time is no more. He that sat 
upon the throne said, Behold I 
make all things new; John saw the. 
holy city New Jerusalem coming 
from God out of heaven prepared 
as a bride adorned for her husband. 
Behold the tabernacle of God is 
with men, and He will dwell with 
men. He shall wipe away all tears 
from their eyes. There shall be no 
more death, nor curse, nor sorrow. 
For the former things are done 
away. 

False religion, sin and death and 
hell, the Beast and false prophet, 
satan, are cast into the lake of fire. 
This is the second death. 

"And he carried me away in the 
spirit to a great and high mountain, 
and showed me that great city, the 
holy Jerusalem descending out of 
heaven from God. Having the glo- 
ry of God, and her light was like 
unto a light most precious, even like 
a jasper stone clear as crystal etc." 
Rev. 21:10. Where there is a new 
heaven and a new earth, wherein 
dwelleth righteousness, where 
there is no more sin, nor death, nor 
pain, nor sorrow, where God makes 
all things new; is not that heaven? 

There is the river of water of life 
clear as crystal proceeding from 
the throne of God and the Lamb, 
where the Lord God is the light of 
that city, where nothing unclean 
can ever come. 

There is the tree of life bearing 
twelve manner of fruits, and yield- 
ing her fruits every month, and the 
leaves of the tree are for the heal- 
ing of the nations. 

The tree of life w^s in the midst 
of the street of this holy city, and 
on either side of the river. It was 
before time, in time, and in eterni- 
ty. Jesus Christ, the same yester- 
day and forever. Every perfection 
is in heaven with no curse, no sor- 
row, no sin. The redeemed shall 
walk in the light of his counte- 
nance forever. 



It doth not yet appear what we 
shall be; but we know that when 
He shall appear w© shall be like 
him; for we shall see him as he is. 
When we awake with his likeness 
we shall be satisfied. This salva- 
tion all comes from heaven. 

P. D. G. 



"Rejoice evermore." — 1st Thess. 
5:16. 

"Pray without ceasing," Thess. 
5:17. 

"In everything give thanks; for 
this is the will of God in Christ Jes- 
us concerning you." Thess. 5:18. 

Three things to be done. Each 
one is good. But can one truly pray 
who is not afflicted? For the word 
says, "Is any among you afflicted? 
Let him pray. James 5:13. But 
Lord Jesus said men ought always 
to pray and not to faint — not to feel 
that there is no need of prayer, no 
use for it, for God will not hear you. 
Is not one in a wrong state who 
ceases to pray? Is not prayer the 
Christian's native breath, or his life 
and health is shown in his desire to 
worship the Lord. What sort of 
state is the one born of God in 
whose mind is no need, no desire to 
pray? Also to rejoice evermore. 
Would not that call for a state in 
which there is no affliction, no hea- 
viness. Yet if we are in a healthy 
state of mind are we not always to 
rejoice? Why should we not al- 
ways rejoice? He is unchangeable. 
Having loved his own he loves them 
to the end. We know that all 
things work together for good to 
them that are called according to 
his purpose. Then why should we 
not rejoice always? Yet we are to 
weep with them that weep. When 
we consider our own vileness how 
could we help but mourn and 
loathe ourselves? Can we do 
things at the same time that are so 
contradictory? Again it "says, In 
every thing give thanks, for this is 
the will of God in Christ Jesus con- 



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cerning you. In every thing give 
thanks. The will of God in Christ 
is expressed in scripture that we 
should rejoice always. Pray with- 
out ceasing, and in everything give 
thanks. We must be in Christ Je- 
sus to do this. Without him we can 
do nothing. But Paul Writes, I can 
do all things through Christ Jesus. 
We are weak and can do nothing in 
ourselves, or of ourselves, then the 
strength of Christ is made perfect 
in our weakness. The life of faith 
is the manifestation of Christ Jesus 
in us. The life I live by the faith of 
the Son of God who loved me and 
gave himself for me. God works in 
his people both to will and to do of 
his good pleasure, and this causes 
them to work out with fear and 
trembling that which he works 
within them. Then he in whom the 
Lord God works both to will and to 
do is humble, therefore with fear 
and trembling he works out his own 
salvation, and hence does not boast 
on his works, nor what he is, but. 
his glorying is in the Lord. 

It is the will of God that his peo- 
ple should rejoice in the Lord, and 
in everything should give thanks. 

To walk after the spirit, or in the 
spirit is not. at all to walk in the 
flesh, or after the flesh. This walk- 
ing after the spirit causes the one 
who thus walks to rejoice always, 
for the abiding in Jesus causes the 
always abounding in the work and 
labor of the Lord. There is no sin 
in faith, and to always abide in the 
faith of Jesus causes a freedom 
from condemnation so good, so 
peaceful, and so free and joyful 
that it is wonderfully blessed to al- 
ways rejoice in the Lord, and to 
glory in him. The Lord gives peace, 
the peace of God that passeth un- 
derstanding which brings no curse 
therewith. 

In everything give thanks. What- 
soever ye do let it all be in the name 
of the Lord Jesus, and by the spirit 
of our God. Blessed is the man that 
Walketh not in the counsel of the 



ungodly, nor standeth in the way of 
sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the 
scornful, but his delight is in the 
law of the Lord, and in his law 
doth he meditate day and night. 

If the Son make us free we are 
free indeed. He that is dead is 
freed from sin. The perfection of 
liberty is to be free from sin. Grace 
reigns in this liberty. Hence here 
is thanksgiving, and praise to God. 
In the love of God there is the free- 
dom of gospel fellowship.- Where 
is true joy and peace in the holy 
Ghost. 

Perfect love casts out all fear be- 
cause fear hath torment. 

The freedom of love in the ser- 
vice of God allows of no bondage 
nor any sorrow. P. D. G. 



Obituaries 



MARION JOLLY 

The angel of death came to the little 
village of Manning, La^ on Thursday, De- 
cember 20th, at 9:30 p. m. f and took 
from his friends Mr. Marion Jolly. He 
was an old settler of this part of the 
country. Had lived a faithful friend to 
all who knew him. We will miss him in 
the future more than we have in the past. 
He has been a reader of the Zion's Land- 
mark for many years, and since his sight 
failed he was glad to hear his faithful 
wife read it. Mr. F. M. Jolly and 
wife have been members of Friendship Old 
School Baptist church since 1888. 
""Grandpa Jolly was born in the state of 
Georgia, December 29, 1831. When he 
was 22 years <qt age he was" married to 
Mss Mary Ann McGentry of Georgia. 

Their union was blessed by 12 children, 
out of that number six are living to mourn 
their father's loss. He and his wife lived to 
gether 64 years, 6 months and 25 days. 
She is now waitng for the day when she 
will be called to join her husband in the 
land where no sorrow is known. 

Mr. F. M. Jolly lived to be 85 years, 



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183 



11 months and 23 days old, and is sur- 
vived by his six children, 44 grandchil- 
dren, 45 great-grandchildren and six 
great great grandchildren, who now 
mourn for their father who sleeps n the 
Spring Hill graveyard. 

Now grandpa sleep thy last long sleep 

For thy work has been well done, 
And we for thee should not weep, 

For our work has just begun; 
You are better off by far than we, 

For you are God's great care, i . 
As we will all some day see, 

And pray for God to take us there; 
Now let us neither mourn nor weep, 

For did not our Savior say, 
"He is not dead but just asleep," 
So let us have more faith each day. 

MRS. T. T. BORIES. 

Ringgold, La. 



SECTION MEETING 
Virgllina, Va., R. F. D. No. 3, 

February 25, 1918. 

Mr. P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: Please put in the Zion's 
Landmark that Elders J. J. Mull, E. Cooks 
and T. Y. Monk were chosen to attend a 
secton meeting to be held with the church 
at Mt. Zion, Halifax County, Va. on sec- 
ond Sunday and Saturday before in April 
1918. If any desire to come by railroad, 
come on the morning train due at Virgl- 
lina 9:30 a. m. There will be conveyance 
to meet the brethren at Virgilina Saturday 
morning. Hope all will come that can. 
I am yours in hope, 

THOMAS M. CHANDLER. 



HELPING THE SUFFERERS 
108 2nd St., N. E. 
Washington, D. C. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Fro. Gold : — For some time 
I have been thinking of writing you 
and asking you to please give your 
views on this scripture : Revelation 
20 chapter, 11th to 15th verses, in- 
clusive. If you feel like it please 
give me your views in the Land- 
mark. I am also enclosing one dol- 
lar for Bro. L. H. Hardy. Bro. Gold 
I sent you my check last June for 



two dollars. I thought it was in ad- 
vance for the Landmark to June 
1918. The label is on my paper 
1917; let me know, I want to keep 
it paid in advance. Let me hear 
from you. 

My wife was baptized by Bro. 
Rowe last October. It is a great 
comfort to have her with me. 

Hope you are all well. 
Yours in hope, 

A. B. WILLIAMS. 



ENJOYS THE LANDMARK 
Dear Brother : — I am writing you 
a few lines and sending you a Post 
Office Money order for $2.00, pay- 
ing for your paper until October 15, 
1918. I am getting pretty old but I 
am able to see very well yet and I 
do enjoy reading the Landmark, in 
fact that is all the preaching I get 
to hear for there is not any of that 
denomination in my town and I am 
getting too old now to go very far 
away from home. I am now 94 
years old. Well, I hope you get this 
money and drop me a card when 
you receive it. 

With best wishes for a prosper- 
ous year, I am, 

Yours truly, 

L. M. SURLES. 
622 State St.. Texarkana, Texas. 



Elder S. B. Denny has moved to 
Hartsville, S. C. He desires to learn 
the time and places of worship of 
any of the churches of that section 
of South Carolina. 

He is highly esteemed among our 
people in this portion of North Car- 
olina and we desire to commend 
him to our friends there. 

P. D. Gold. 



ELDER L. H. HARDY 
Tuesday, April 30th, Hancocks. 
Will some one meet me at Ayden 
on arrival of the morning train 
from Kinston and take me out. 
Wednesday, May 1st — Red Bank 
At night — Greenville. 



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Thursday — Great Swamp. 
Friday — Skewarkey. 
Saturday and 1st Sunday — Tar- 
boro. 

Monday night — Farmville. 
Tuesday- - i\Tcadow. 
Wednesday — Autry's Creek. 
Thursday — Upper Town Creek. 
Friday— Pleasant Hill. 
Saturday and Sunday — Falls. 
Thence to Baltimore Association. 

L. H. Hardy. 



BEAR CREEK ASSOCIATION. 

Dear Bro. Gold: Please publish in the 
Landmark that the Spring Session of the 
Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association 
will meet with the church at Bear Creek, 
Stanly County, N. C, commencing on Sat- 
urday before first Sunday in May, 1918. 
All coming by railroad will come to Albe- 
marle, N. C, Winston Southbound and 
Southern roads pass Albemarle. All 
trains on both roads will be met Friday up 
to 3:30 p. m. Those coming please notify 
Bro. Aaron Furr, R. 6, Albemarle N. C. 

Those reaching Albemarle later than 
3:30 p. m. Friday will look up Mr. G. C. 
Morton at his store first door west of 
Southern depot in Albemarle. We invite 
you to come. 

J. W. JONES. 



NOTICE 

The White Oak Union is appointed to be 
held wth the church at Hadnotts Creek, 
the Lord willing > on Saturday and fifth 
Sunday in March, 1918. 

All lovers of truth invitel to meet with 
us. 

R. W. GURGANUS, 

Union Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE 
The next session of the Black 
River Union is appointed to be held 
with the church at Hornett meeting 
house, in Sampson County, N. C, on 
Saturday and 5th Sufday in March 
1918. Visitors will be met at Dunn, 
N. C. on Friday p. m. and Saturday 
a. m. and conveyed to the Union. 
All that love the truth are invited 



to attend, especially ministering 
brethren. 

Elder Luther A. Johnson, Mod. 

Cornelius Hodges, Union Clerk. 



BLACK CREEK UNION. 
The next session of the Black 
Creek Union is appointed to be held 
with the church at Memorial on the 
5th Saturday and Sunday in March, 
1918. 

All lovers of truth invited. 

C. B. Hall, Union Clerk. 



SKEWARKEY UNION 
The Skewarkey Union will be held D. V. 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29, 
30, and 31 with the church at Skewarkey^ 
one mile south of Williamston, N. C. Vis- 
itors by rail from the east should reach 
Williamston Friday or Saturday at 8:17 
a. m. or 5 p. m. Those from the west 
should reach Williamston Thursday at 6:30 
p. m. or Friday or Saturday at 1:17 p. m. 
or 6:30 p. m. All lovers of truth are in- 
vited. 

SYLVESTER HASSELL, Pastor. 



UNION MEETING 
Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson N. C. 

Dear Brother: — Please publish in your 
Landmark the next union will be held with 
the church at Malmason, Friday before 
fifth Sunday in March, 1918. Visiting 
brethren and sisters will be met at Blairs 
Station and Dry Fork, Friday a. m. and 
p. m. 

Your brother, 

A. H. COX, Clerk. 

Dry Fork t Va. 



Elder W. M. Monsees, Concord 
Saturday and 4th Sunday in March. 

Pungo March 26. 

Belhaven, Wednesday night. 

Eastern Union, Friday, Saturday 
*ind 5th Sunday. 

For their feet run to evil, «ad make 
haste to shed blood. 

Let the floods clap their hands, 
let the hills be joyful together, 



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HYOMEI 



From Famous Eucalyptus Three of 
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Wonderful Discovery 

Some years ago, the noted Richard 
T. Booth, founder of the blue ribbon 
movement, temperance orator and 
leader of international fame who in- 
duced over a million men to sign the 
pledge, developed a very serious ca- 
tarrhal trouble while lecturing in Lon- 
don. Seeking to regain health he went 
to inland Austdalia where he breathed 
day and night the antiseptic balsam 
as given off by the forests — especially 
the Eucalyptus trees. 

This experience led Mr. Booth to the 
discovery of the most wonderful ca- 
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forms, cold in the head, spasmodic 
croup, hay fever, clergymen's sore 
throat and similar complaints. 

The treatment is simple but most 
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pronounced the only method of treat- 
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ZION'S LANDMARK 



GIVE "SYRUP FIGS'* 

TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 

Delicious "Fruit Laxative" Can't Harm 
Tender Little Stomach, Liver 
and Bowels. 

Look at the tongue, mother If coated, 
your little one's stomach, liver and bowels 
need cleaning at once. When peevish, 
cross, listless, doesn't sleep, eat or act 
naturally, or is feverish, stomach sour, 
breath bad; has sore throat, diarrhoea, 
full of cold, give a teaspoonful of "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours 
all the foul, constipated waste, undigested 
food and sour bile gently moves out of its 
little bowels without griping, and you 
have a well, playful child again. Ask 
your druggist for a bottle of "California 
Syrup of Figs," which contains full di- 
rections for babies, children of all ages 
and for grown-ups. 

For the upright shall dweA.1 in the 
iand, and the perfect shaJJ remain in 



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A Home Cure Given by One Who Had 
It. 

In the spring of 1893 I was attacked 
by Musculc.r and Inflammatory Rheu- 
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have it know, fur over three years. I 
tried remedy after remedy, and doc- 
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I want every sufferer from any 
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has proven itse'f to be that long- 
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that fair? Why suffer any longer 
when posi'ive relief is urns offered 
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Mr. Jackson is responsible. Above 
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Also, that the soul be without knowl- 
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with his feet sinneth. 



FOOT TROUBLES 

No Need of Them, Says Brooklyn Man, 
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187 



Killed by Poisons 

All scientists agree that poisonous 
products in the blood are eliminated by 
the kidneys and liver. The kidneys act 
as a kind of filter for these products. 
When the kidneys are changed or de- 
generated, by disease or old age, then 
these poisons are retained in the body. 
If we wtsh to prevent old age coming 
on too soon, or if we want to increase 
our chances for a long life, Dr. Pierce of 
the Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., says 
that you should drink plenty of water 
daily between meals to flush the kidneys. 
Then procure at your nearest drug store 
Anuric. This Anuric drives the uric acid 
out. Scientific men have learned that in 
gout, also rheumatism, poisonous uric 
acid crystals are deposited in or about 
the joints, in the muscles — where in- 
flammation is set up. 

If we wish to keep our kidneys in the 
best condition a diet of milk and vege- 
tables, with only little meat once a day, is 
the most suitable. Drink plenty of pure 
water, take Anuric three times a day for 
a month. An-u-ric is many times more 
potent than lithia and dissolves uric 
acid as hot water does sugar. 

Send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce, if you wish 
to obtain a trial package of Anuric. 

Clifton, Tenn.— "I wish to say that 
I suffered from backache and kidney 
trouble for some time. I could hardly 
do any kind of work. I heard of Dr. 
Pierce's Anuric Tablets so I tried them, 
and they cured my baelqacho. I hope 
people who am troubled with backache 
will give Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets a 
good trial. They do all that is required 
of them— they will not fail to benefit."— 
Miss Ermine Ruth Moser, R. F. D. 2, 

Milton, N. C— "I suffered very much 
with my back and limbs. Had some de- 
rangement of the kidneys but after using 
Anuric I obtained relief and nave had 
no trouble since. I cheerfully recommend 
the Anuric Tablets to all who suffer from 
too much uric acid in the. - ystem."— Capt. 
W. G Graves. 

For free medical advice write Dr. V. M. 
Pierce. Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo. N. Y. 



Wilson Mills. N. C, 
Eld. P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: Please publish 
in the Landmark, the next session 
of the Smithfield Union will be held 
with Union Church, Johnston Coun- 
ty, N. C, on Saturday and 5th Sun- 
day in March, 1918. 

Brethren, sisters and friends and 
ministers especially are cordially ni- 



vited to attend. Eld. W. A. Simp- 
kins is appointed to preach the in- 
troductory sermon. Eld. J. T. 
Coats his alternate. 

Those coming by railroad can be 
met by notifying Brother J. H. 
Braddy, Smithfield, *N. C, at Smith- 
field or at Princeton by* notifying 
Eld. E. T. Pierce, Princeton, N. C. 
The second term is appointed to be 
held at Smithfield in June, 1918. 




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"CASCARETS" WORK 

WHILE YOU SLEEP 

For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, Slug- 
gish Liver and Bowels — Take 
Cascarets Tonight. 

Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indigestion, 
Sallow Skin and Miserable Headaches 
come from a torpid liver and clogged 
bowels, whicb cause yuor stomach to be- 
come filled with undigested food, which 
soots and ferments like garbage in a swill 
barrel. That's the first step to untold 
misery — indigestion, foul gases, bad 
breath, yellow skin, mental fears, evrey- 
thing that is horrible and nauseating. A 
Cascaret tonight will give your consti- 
pated bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
from your durggist will keep you feeling 
good for months. 



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The subscribers to the Landmark are 
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scription without the necessity of mailing 
a statement, since letter postage has ad- 
vanced one cent each. Watch the date 
opposite your name. This indicates the 
time you are paid to. Then if you are be- 
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RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 

To half pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Any druggist can put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color too scalp, Is not sticky or greasy, 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes County, N. C, remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
the bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, «to. 



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189 



DUTCHVILLE UNION 



"Papc's Diapepsin" Neutralizes Excessive 
Acid in Stomach, Relieving Dyspepsio, 
Heartburn and Distress at Once. 

Time it! In five minutes all stomach 
distress, due to aeliity, *»f?l go. No indi- 
gestion, heartburn, j^nicness or belching 
of gas or eructatioiii of undigested food, 
no dizziness, bloating, foul breath or head- 
ache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its speed 
in regulating upset stomachs. It is the 
surest, quickets stomach sweetener in the 
whole world, and besides it is harmless. 
Put an end to stomach distres sat once by 
getting a large fifty cent case of Pape's 
Diapepsin from any drug store. You real- 
ize in five monutes how needless it is to 
suffer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder caused by fermentation 
due to excessive acids in stomach. 



Please publish the next session of the 
Dutchville Union is to be hold with Roxbo- 
ro church on Saturday and 5th Sunday in 
March. Elders and Brethren, Sisters and 
friends arecordially invited to meet with 
us. G. C. FARTHING. 

Durham, N. C. 



Through desire a man, having separat- 
ed himself, seeketh and intermeddleth 
with all wisdom. 



Dr. Chas. E. Walker, a Charlotte, N. 
C. physician, says: "I have used Barium 
Rock Springs water in a case of pellagra 
with very beneficial results. The skin 
eruption was entirely relieved after using 
fifteen gallons of the water and condition 
of the stomach and bowels so improved 
that the patient could eat and digest any- 
thing desired. 

Barium Rock Water is recommended 
for use only in such cases as reliable tes- 
timony has proven that it will give relief. 
If you are suffering from indigestion, dys- 
pepsia, rheumatism, gout or diseases aris- 
ing from disorders of the stomach, kid- 
neys, liver or bowels, if you are in a ner- 
vous run-down condition give this guaran- 
teed water a trial. Ten gallons only $2.- 
00. If it fails to benefit your case, tell us 
so and we will promptly refund your $2.- 
00. It is understood that the empty dem- 
ijohns are to be returned to us prepaid. 
Address Barium Springs Co., Box A-20, 
Barium Springs. N. C. 

Our Advrtislng Department Is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York, 118 E. 28th St E L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. Valentine 

Chicago 1548 Tribune Blr'g J. H. Rigour 

Ashevllle, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave.G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham, Ala., 22nd 1st. Brldga and 
Morrli Ave B. m. Lane 



WOMEN OF 
MIDDLE AGE 

Need Ilefp to Pass the Crisis Safe- 
ly—Proof that Lydia E. Pink- 
'ham's Vegetable Compound 
Can be Relied Upon. 



Urbanajll. —"During Change of Life, 
in addition to i<J6 annoying symptoms, I 
had an attack of 
. grippe which lasted 
I all winter and left 
I me in a weakened 
I condition. I felt at 
times that I would 
j never be well again. 
] I read of Lydia E. 
jjPinkham's Vege- 
i b 1 e Compound 
r and what it did for 
/ women passing 
through the Change 
of Life, so I told my 
I doctor I would try 
1 it. I soon began to 
gain in strength 
and the annoying 
' symptoms dis- 
appeared and your Vegetable Compound 
has made me a well, strong woman so 
I do all my own housework. I cannot 
recommend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege- 
table Compound too highly to women 
passing through the Change of Life." 
— Mrs.FRANK HensoN, 1316 S. Orchade 
St., Urbana, 111. 

Women who suffer from nervousness, 
"heat flashes," backache, headaches 
and "the blues" should try this famous 
<root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pink- 
bam'3 Vegetable Compound. 

Better is the poor that walketh in his 
integrity, than he that is perverse in his 
lips, and is a fool. 

The worus of a talebearer are as 
wounds, and they go down into the Inner- 
most parts of the belly. 




ZION'S LANDMARK 



Wash the Poisons of 

Rheumatism 

Sciatica, Neuralgia 
and Uric Acid 

Out of Your System 
With Shivar Spring 
Mineral Water. 



THE GUARANTEE. 

Think of it! A mineral water of such won- 
derful blood-cleansing power that it is ac- 
tually shipped to every state in the Union 
and even to foreign lands un ler a positive 
guarantee that the price will be refunded, 
should the user report no benefit. 

Shivar Mineral Water is unquestionably 
the greatest of all American mineral spring 
waters and there are thousands who con- 
tend that it is the best mineral water in 
all the world. 

In Rheumatism and in other forms of 
auto-intoxication such as Sciatica, Neural- 
gia, Chronic Headache and Uric Acid Dia- 
thesis, Shivar Mineral Water has succeeded 
where every known nidicine had failed. Phy- 
sicians attribute this to its peculiar power 
of dissolving and completely washing out 
of the system the leucomaines, or body poi- 
sons that cause these diseases. 

Delightful to drink, wonderful in its 
blood cleansing power, Shivar Spring Water 
may be shipped any distance, at any season, 
without losing its virtues in the slightest. 

Though a thousand miles away, you may 
use it in your home with identically the 
same results, as if you drank it at the 
Spring. 




THE RESULTS. 

Read the following letters which are fair 
samples of tens of thousands that arc re- 
ceived at the Spring, then accept Mr. Shi- 
var's guarantee offer. T .t gives you the 
equivalent of a three-week ' visit to his cele- 
brated Spring, with no charge for the wrter 
should you report no benefit. Sign your 
acceptance on the coupon below: 

Fremont, North Carolina. 
After using Shivar Water my rheumatism 
has almost entirely disappeared. When I 
commenced to take it 1 was unable to turn 
myself in bed. I am now going where I 
please. Wishing you much success in your 
noble work, I am Very respectfully, 

J. H. BEST, J. P. 

Scranton, South Carolina. 
My wife has been a sufferer of rheuma- 
tism, and after drinking twenty gallons of 
your Mineral Water was entirely cured of 
the horrible disease. 

J. D. McCLAM. 

Bishopville, South Carolina. 
The Water has done more good than any 
medicine I have ever taken for rheumatism. 
Have been drinking it three months and am 
entirely free from pain. I stopped the medi- 
cine upon receipt of the first Water. 

H. S. CUNNINGHAM, 
Editor Leader and Vindicator. 



ZlON'S LANDMARK 



Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. 

WM. S. CARTER. 

I know of several who were cured cf 
rheumatism with this water. Please hhip 
at once and oblige. 

JOHN P. RHODES 

Roper, North Caiolioa. 
I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anytliin.5 I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H.C.EDWARDS. 



SIGN THE COUPON. 

Leeds, South Carolina. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that it 
has acted nicely in each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It will 
purify the blood, relieve debility, stimulate 
the action of the liver, kidneys and bladder, 
aiding them in throwing off all poisonous 
matter. C. A. CROSBY, M.D. 

Union, South Carolina. 
I have suffered from headaches for the 
past ten years, due to constipation, but 
since using your Water I have been greatly 
benefitted and scarcely have headaches at 
all. It has made me feel better in every 



respect and has given me a. fine appetite, 
something I did not have before. 

CHAS. B. COUNTS. 

Warrenton, Virginia. 
It is doing my uheumatisin so much good. 
My limbs are beginning to feel like new 
ones, MRS. JAMES R. CARTER. 

Chancellor, Alabama. 
1 have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney troubles, and the Min- 
eral Water has helped me more than any- 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
fore heartily recommend same to all who 
need a speedy relief aud cure. 

W. F. MATHENY, M.D. 

Florence, South Carolina. 
I suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your spring 
water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shivar Spring Water 
in the sky so that the world could* become 
acquainted with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 



Atlanta, Georgia. 
In the interest of the afflicted I cheerfully 
state, seeing your advertisement in the 
Wesleyan Christian Advocate I decided to 
try Shivar Spring Waler in the case of my 
daughter, who had been a suffered from a 
malignant type of sciatica, and could get 
no permanent relief from medicine. After 
using the Water a few weeks she has almost 
entirely gotten relief from pain. In this 
case it has been a great blessing.* 

M. L. UNDERWOOD. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON 

SHIVAR SPRING, 

BOX 55 L, SHELTON, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two dollars 
(check or money order) for ten gallons of Shivar Spring Water. I agree to give it 
a fair trial in accordance with instructions contained in booklet you will send and if 
I report no benefit you agree to refund the price of the water in full upon receipt of 
the two empty demijohns which I agree to return within thirty days. 

Name 



Address 

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The ' words of a man's mouth are as 
deep as waters, and the wellspring of wis. 
dim as a flowing brook. 



THICK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

Girls! Try it! Hair Gets Soft, Fluffy and 
Beautiful — Get a Small Bottle of 
Danderine. 

If you care for heavy hair that glistens 
with beauty and is radiant with life; has 
an incomparable softness and is fluffy and 
lustrous; try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the beauty 
of your hair, besides it immediately dis- 
solves every particle of dandruff. You 
can not have nice heavy, healthy hair if 
you have dandruff. This destructive scurf 
robs the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome it pro- 
duces a feverishness and itching of the 
scalp; the hair roots famish, loosen and 
die; then the hair falls out fast. Surely 
get a small bottle of Knowlton's Dander- 
ine from any drug store and just try it. 



When the wicked cometh, then cometh 
also contempt, and with ignominy re- 
proach. 



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The rich man's wealth is his strong city, 
and as an high wall in his own conceit. 



COMB SAGE IEA IN 
FADEDORGRAY HAIR 

Look Young! Common Garden Sage and 
Sulphur Darkens so Naturally Nobody 
Can Tell 

Grandmother kept her hair beautifully 
darkened, glossy and attractive with a 
brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. When 
ever her hair took on that dull, faded or 
streaked appearance, this simple mixture 
was applied with wonderful effect. By 
asking at any drug store for 'Wyeth's Sage 
and Sulphur Compound," you will get a 
large bottle of this old-time recipe, im- 
proved by the addition of otheringredients 
all ready to use, for about 50 cents. This 
simple mixture can be depended upon to 
restore natural color and beauty to the 
hair. 

A well-known downtown druggist says 
everybody uses Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound now because it darkens so nat- 
urally and evenly that nobody can tell it 
has been applied — it's so easy to use, too. 
You simply dampen a comb or soft brush 
and draw it through your hair, taking one 
strand at a time. By morning the gray 
hair disappears; after another application 
or two it is restored to its natural color 
and looks glossy, soft and beautiful. This 
preparation is a delightful toilet requisite. 
It is not intended for the cure, mitigation 
or prevention of disease. 



It is not good to accept the person of 
the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in 
judgment? 

A fool hath no delight in understand- 
ing, but that his heart may recover itself. 



GRAY'S OINTMENT 
bears a name that for ninety-seven years 
has been on the minds if not the hearts 
of thousands of families. Its use began 
in 1820, when a North Carolina physician 
compounded an ointment for treating 
skin infections. It has been received on 
its merits and its constant use for nearly 
a century has made it a family word in 
every household. It's instantaneous heal- 
ing effect and it's soothing relief to skin 
infections make it almost intlispensible in 
the home. Gray's Ointment is the first 
thought in all cases of burns, scalds, 
bruises, outs and stings. Telephone your 
druggist for it, or write W. F. Gray & Co., 
859 Gray Bldg., Nashville, Tenn., for sam- 
ple. 



S ore ? ran 
Eyesj 

Druggisu or by mai 

Eye Salve in Tubes 25c. For Book el the Eye 
FIEB ask Mario* Eye Bemedy Co., Chicago 



f Eyei inflamed by expo- 
cure to Sun, Dust and Wind 
quickly relieved by Muri/ 
r EyeRemedy. No Smarting, 
just Eye Comfort. At 
Druggist! or by mail 50c per Bottle. Marine 
EyeSalvr" " 



FOR THROAT AND LUNGS 

STUBBORN COUGHS AND COLDS 

Eckmans 

Alterative 

SOLD PV AI L LEADING DRUGGISTS 



Iron Is Greatest of All Strength 
Builders, says Doctor 

A Secret of the Great Endurance and Power of Athletes 



Ordinary Nuxated Iren Will Increase the 
Strength af Delieate, Nervous, Run* 
down People in Ten Days' Time 
in Many Cases. 

M6Sf people foolishly seem lo think they 
are going to to get renewed health and 
street Srom some stimulating medicine, 
seoret Boston* or aarcotie drug, said Or. E 
Saner, a Boston Physician who has studied 
wi4e%-. both la thin country and 'n gseat Euro- 
pean "M**i«al Ine*it»HioBs, when, as a fact, real 
and trno stn«c* oan only come from the food 
you cat. But people often fail te get the strength 
out nf t&eir food beeause they naven't enough 
iron is thoir blood to enable it to ebange food 
Into living matter. From their weakened, nerv- 
ous condition they know something is wrong, 
but bhey oao't tell what. If you are not strong 
or well, you owe it to yourself to make the fol- 
lowing test : See how long you ean work or 
how far yo* ean walk without becoming tired. 
Next take two five-grain tablets of ordinary 
nuxated iron three times per day after meals 



for two weeks. Then test your strength again 
and see for yourself how much you have gained. 
I have seen dozens of nervous, run-down people, 
who were ailing all the while, most astonishingly 
increase their strength and endurance simply by 
taking iron in the proper form and this after 
they had in some cases been doctoring for 
months without obtaining any benefit. But don't 
take the old forms of reduced iron, iron acetate 
or tincture of iron simply to save a few cents. 
You must take iron in a form that can be easily 
absorbed and assimilated, like nuxated iron, if 
you want it to do you any good, otherwise it 
may prove worse than useless. Many an athlete 
or prize fighter has won the day simply be- 
cause he knew the secret of great strength and 
endurance which comes from having plenty of 
iron in the blood, while many another has gone 
down to inglorious defeat simply for the lack 

NOTE — Nuxated Iron which is prescribed ami rec- 



your mouey. It is dispensed I 



all good druggists. 



Miller^ Antiseptic Oil, Known as 

SNAKE OIL 

Will Llrptoer You Up— A New Creation, 
P«ln J$!Jfif and Antiseptic Combined 

W&t rtflrafJStism, neuralgia, lumbago, fftI3 
tm& swoUen Joints, corns, bunions, or what- 
•rtr jthf ptSn may be it is said to be without 
as equal. F\pr cuts, burns, bruises, sore 
Ihrvat, croqjp, diphtheria and tonsilitis it has 
■men feun^most effective. Accept no substi- 
tute. This great oil is golden rei color 
•flat*. There is nothing like it. Every bottle 
ajaaran^eelL 28c, 50c and $1 or money re- 
f«n4e%. AR leading druggists, or sent post- 
f«M from Herb Juice Medicine Co., Jackson, 
fw. 



Ask Your Dealer For 
HIGH GRADE FERTILIZERS 

Manufactured by 
American Fertilizer Company, 
Norfolk, Va. 
"Best on Earth— Best in Earth." 



Abundant Health is assured when there 
is good blood in the veins. Hood's Sarsa- 
parilla is the medicine to make good 
blood. Begin taking it now. It is just 
what the system needs at this time and 
will do you great good. Sharpens the ap- 
petite, steadies the nerves. 



Peruna Relieved 
My Cough 



Mrs. Gertie Ebhardt, 219 East First 
St., Kewanee, Illinois, writes: 

"I have taken six bottles of your 
Peruna for a cough, and I am all 
well. I went over to see a neigh- 
bor one day and I had a terrible 
cough and my eyes were sore. She 
gave me half a bottle of Peruna last 
November, and it did me so much 
good that I bought a bottle, and then 
when I had finished that I got an- 
other, and so on until I have taken 
almost six bottles and I feel like a 
new woman, I am fifty-nine years 



I Did 
Twenty 
Years Ago. 




old, and since I have take* the Pe- 
runa., I feel as I did tweaty years 
ago. I will always keep Peruna in 
my house." 



GIRLS ! LEMON JUICE 

IS A SKIN WHITENER 



The juice of two fresh lemons strained 
into a bottle containing three ounces 'of 
orchard white makes a whole quarter pint 
of the most remarkable lemon akin beau- 
tlfier at about the cost one must pay for 
a small jar of the ordinary cold creams. 
Care should be taken to strain the lemon 
juice through a fine cloth so no lemon 
pulp gets in, then this lotion will keep 
for months. Every woman knows that 
lemon juice is used tobleach and remove 
such blemishes as freckles, sallowness and 
tan and is the ideal skin softener, whiten- 
er and beautifier. 

Just try it! Get three ounces of or- 
chard white at any drug store and two 
lemons from the grocer and make up a 
quarter pint of this sweet fragrant lemon- 
lotion and massage it daily into the face, 
neck and hands. 



They shall bear thee up in their 
hands, lest thou dash thy hanta 
against a stone. 



Before destruction the heart of man It 
haughty, and before honour is humility. 



STOCK LICK IT-STOCK LIKE H 



For Horses, Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
for the Blood, S*>peter 
for the Kidneys, Nux 
Vomica, a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Used by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask your dealer 
for Black man's or write 



BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

CHATTANOOGA. TENNESSEE 




Give unto the Lord the glory due 
unto his name; bring an offering 
and come into his courts. 



A fool's mouth is his destruction, and 
his lips are the snare of his soul. 



A fool's lips enter into contention, and 
his mouth calleth for strokes. 



Zions 
Landmark 



* PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 

*' AT 

% 

mi , NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School baptist | 

VOL. LI. Wilson, N. C, March. 15, 1918 NO. 9 



P. D. GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C, 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor Floyd, Va. 



$2.00 PER YEAR 



The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 

"Ask for the eld paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its eords of love. 

It hopes to rejeet all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

NOTICE! 

When a subscriber desires his paper changed he should 
state plainly both the eld and new postoffices. When one 
wishes his paper stopped, let him send what is due, and also 
state his postoffice. 

Let each subscriber pay for his paper in advance if pos- 
sible, and when he renews give the same name it has been 
going in, unless he wishes it changed, then he should state 
both the old and the new names. 

If the money sent has not been receipted, please inforn 
me of it. When you can always send money by money order 
or check, or draft, or registered letter or by express. 

Each subscriber can tell the time to which he paid for the 
paper by noticing the date just after his name. 

All brethren and friends are requested to act as agents. 

All names and post offices should be written plainly. 

AH lovers of gospel truth are invited to write for it— if 
so impressed. 

May grace, merey and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

All communications, business letters, remittances of P. 0, 
Orders, money, drafts, etc., should be sent to 

P. D. GOLD, 



Wilson, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



Benson, N. C., March 15, 1918 
Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C 

Dear-Bro. Gold : — I am enclos- 
ing a copy of a good comforting let- 
ter from Elder R. Lester Dodson, 
which I think will be edifying to 
the readers of Zion's Landmark, if 
you will please give it a place. 
Sincerely, 

Elizabeth H. Barbour. 

621 W. 179 St., New York City, 
Miss Elizabeth H. Barbour, 
Benson, N. C. 

My Dear Friend: — I was truly 
glad to receive your letter of Janu- 
ary 23rd. The letter to which you 
refer is yours to do with as you like, 
but somehow I don't feel that it 
contains anything worthy of publi- 
cation ; however, I will leave it for 
you and Elder Gold to judge. 

You speak of having refrained 
from writing me because of your 
feeling sense of weakness and ina- 
bility to say anything profitable to 
a child of God. Surely none could 
feel more destitute of spiritual 
things than I, and I am made to 
mourn my empty and unfruitful 
condition, absolutely devoid ofeven 
thinking a single good throught. 
A few days ago while pondering 
over my state of mind and search- 
ing for some word of encourage- 
ment, longing for that still small 
voice to speak, "Thy God Reign- 
eth," I was attracted to the 54th 
chapter of Isaiah, which begins 
with these words: "Sing, O barren, 
thou that didst notbear ;breakforth 



into singing, and cry aloud- thou 
that didst not travail with child; 
for more are the children of the 
desolate than the children of the 
married wife, saith the Lord." How 
strange it seemed that the barren 
ones, the ones who had not borne 
any fruit, who had nothing where- 
with to appear before God, the des- 
titute, yea, the desolate, should be 
commanded not only to sing, but to 
break forth into singing and cry 
aloud! It would appear that such 
things could not be expected of 
such characters, neither could they 
sing of themselves, but when they 
have been brought to realize their 
barren state, that they are naked 
and revealed to God just as they 
really are, sinful, helpless, vile and 
wretched creatures, guilty before 
God and no excuse to plead, then it 
is that they can sing of His mercy, 
that the Lord has not dealt with 
them according to their sins nor re- 
warded them according to their in- 
iquities. These things are address- 
ed to the people of God, not only 
to the militant church, the "mar- 
ried wife," but to the poor and 
needy ones in every nation, kindred 
and tongue, for more are the chil- 
dren of the desolate (those who 
really have no home in the sense 
that they can come and mingle 
with the brethren and sisters, and 
with them bear a part, partaking 
of the sweet and blessed privileges 
of walking in the foot-steps of Jes- 
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house, the church, as set forth by 
Him, thereby receiving a clear con- 
science before God in acknowledg- 
ing to their friends what great 
things He has done for them, 
whereof they are glad) than the 
children of the married wife, those 
who can speak freely of His good- 
ness and are not ashamed to own 
Him before men and glory in 
their soul, body and spirit which 
are His. I believe you know some- 
thing about the desolation of being 
on the outside of the militant 
church and have desired above all 
things else at times if you could on- 
ly feel worthy to ask for a home 
and be received among them, it 
would be the joy of joys to your 
poor famishing soul, and while you 
do rejoice in the sweet hope that 
Jesus is yours and that he shed His 
precious blood that you might go 
free, yet, there is something lack- 
ing, you have not left all and fol- 
lowed Him through the watery 
grave. In the keeping of His com- 
mandments there is a peace which 
passeth all understanding, and the 
joy that He gives no man can take 

xaway. I do not mean by this, dear 
friend, that your troubles would all 
end if you were received into the 
church, no, a thousand times no, 
that is if my experience is a true 
experience, for at times it seems to 
me that a legion of devils is turned 
loose upon me to deprive me of all 
hope, to rob me of all the comfort 
I ever received and to persuade me 
that I am a deceiver, a hypocrite, 
unworthy of a place among the 
brethren ; that I have sold by birth- 
right, have denied, yea, and betray- 
ed my Lord and Master, worse than 
Peter, Judas, and all the rest that 
have sinned against God combined. 
Nothwithstanding all these doubts, 
fears and sore trials of faith, I am 
made to hope, sometimes against 
hope, that He will heaken unto my 
groanings and hear my voice. In 

the same chapter quoted above we 
find this language : "Behold, I have 



created the smith that bloweth the 
coals in the fire, and that bringeth 
forth an intrument for His work; 
and I have created the waster to 
destroy." When we realize, then, 
that it is God who hath created the 
smith, the coals and the fire, that 
his children might be brought forth 
an instrument for His work, made 
according to His pattern, to fill the 
the place which He hath designed, 
all for the glorifying of Himself 
and the lifting of Jesus on high, 
then we can say, whatsoever the 
Lord doeth is best, and our desire 
is that His will might be done in 
Heaven and earth, our vile bodies, 
for the dross must be consumed, the 
metal must be brought through the 
fire and made pure, fit for the Mas- 
ter's use. "And I have created the 
waster to destroy." Thus we see 
that there is something to be de- 
stroyed. Flesh and blood cannot 
inherit the kingdom of heaven, and 
there is in us that which must be 
brought to nought and we have no 
confidence in the flesh. But how 
comforting is the verse, just follow- 
ing the one I have just quoted 
about the smith, the coals and the 
fire: "No weapon that is formed 
agamst thee shall prosper; and ev- 
efy tongue that shall rise against 
thee in jurgment thou shalt con- 
demn. This is the heritage of the 
servants of the Lord, and their 
righteousness is of me, saith the 
Lord." Poor and afflicted one, you 
who are without strength and can 
not fight the fierce battles of the 
day, take courage, for the Lord 
hath triumphed gloriously, the 
horse and his rider hath He cast in- 
to the sea. "No weapon that is 
formed against thee shall prosper." 
The Lord's people many times feel 
as Jacob did, that all these things 
are against me. Yes, he felt that 
Joseph was not and that Benjamin, 
the son of his old age, was to be 
taken from him and that sorrow 
would bring down his gray hairs to 
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the heavens appeared to be cloth- 
ed in darkness and his soul was 
poured out in him like water that is 
cast upon the ground, which cannot 
be gathered, and, yet, when he re- 
alizes that God had preserved Jos- 
eph in a most wonderful way, that 
God had a purpose in all that had 
transpired, and that his salvation 
was revealed and his arm, the arm 
of the Lord, made bare in Israel's 
behalf, Israel now cries out, "It is 
enough." How wonderful, wonder- 
ful is the work of our God! How 
unsearchible are His judgments 
and His ways past finding out." • 

I wrote another letter to you the 
day your letters came- but I grew 
disgusted with it and did not send 
it. Perhaps this is no better, but I 
have written I trust as it was given 
me of the Lord. If He has not been 
.11 the matter, no good can come of 
it, but if He has guided and direct- 
ed then He will bless His word to 
the comfort and edification oi: Hi;; 
chosen and they shall rejoice in 
Him and praise Him alone. He 
hath declared that his word shall 
not return to Him void, but that it 
shall accomplish that which be 
pleases and prosper in the things 
whereunto he sends it. How glad 
wjb are that this is true, for if it 
were left to man to assist the Lord 
in accomplishing His plans would 
become confus.nl and diverted and 
changed so thai all would be a fail- 
ure, but not so v'ith our God. He 
plans and He executes; He ap- 
points and fulfills, and even heaven 
and earth may pass away, but not 
one jot nor one tittle of His word 
shall come short of all that He hath 
purposed. 

For fear of wearying you I will 
close. As you will see, I have hard- 
ly referred to your letter, but I 
hope you will forgive me for this 
and write to me again when you 
have a mind to do so. 

Yours in affliction, 

R. LESTER DODSON. 



Rocky Mount, N. C. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — I am sending 
you a letter from sister Hattie A. 
Whitfield, written to me. You may 
publish same in the Landmark if 
you see fit. She is a lovely sister 
and is esteemed by all who know 
her. 

Your brother in hope, 

A. B. DENSON. 
Rocky Mount, N. C, Mar. 3, 1918 
Dear Brother Denson : — As I 
am shut in today and not able to go 
to church my mind is with the dear 
people of God and I feel impressed 
to write to some of them and see if 
I can get a little ease of mind. I 
feel weak and unworthy to try to 
make the attempt to write but I feel 
like you are one that is well ac- 
quainted with my weakness and 
will look over it and have a heart 
of prayer for one that feels just as 
I do. I have suffered much pain 
for the past week which makes me 
feel very weak naturally but I feel 
that the dear Lord has been with 
me and I don't feel like my pain is 
any more than I deserve. My mind 
calls me back to the pleasant visit 
I had at your dear, humble home 
with you and sister Denson. I have 
never enjoyed myself better any- 
where in my life than I did then. I 
felt like it was such a refreshing 
blessing to hear you talk of the 
goodness and mercy of God, and to 
explain certain passagesof scripture 
so comforting to me. When I am 
with such people as that there is re- 
joicing for a season and then when 
I am alone I have such sweet things 
to meditate over. O, what a dear 
Savior we have, such a present help 
in time of trouble to the children of 
God, if indeed I can claim such a 
blessed name as that, and with the 
sweet evidence I have it seems that 
I cannot doubt it, still I fear and 
tremble at times when I feel so 
weak and lown down like I do to- 
day, still when I feel that way I go 
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much trouble and knew not what it 
was and the dear Savior showed 
me what I was and then was so 
merciful to me to take the great 
burden of sin from me with a sweet 
hope in Him. I feel like when one 
has been so wonderfully blest as 
that they can never be thankful 
enough and how can they doubt 
such a God as that? 

Last Sunday will be long remem- 
bered with me. I felt like I enjoy- 
ed yours and Bro. Williford's ser- 
mon both as well as I ever enjoyed 
preaching in my life on Saturday 
and wanted to go mighty bad on 
Sunday but could not go. I got up 
Sunday morning thinking maybe I 
would get able to go but had to go 
to bed again and suffered great 
pain all day, but once in a while I 
would ease off a little and I could 
in my mind see you all in the spirit 
I hope. In all my pain there was a 
lot of comfort in it. I know there is 
no people on earth that I love to be 
with as good as I do the dear Prim- 
itive Baptists and there is no com- 
fort in being with any other for 
there is nothing in their conversa- 
tion that is interesting to me. O, I 
wish I could write my mind just as 
it is but cannot though I hope I am 
thankful I am blessed with the 
strength to write what I do, but 
where there is little given there is 
little required. I can't call what 
I have little though I know I don't 
have the bright evidence that some 
others have, but I try to be content 
with my lot for I feel like a sweet 
hope is sufficient. How sweet the 
name of Jesus sounds in a believer's 
ear, it soothes his sorrows, heals his 
wounds, and drives away his fears. 
Isn't that true? For what name 
could we call any sweeter than the 
name of Jesus. O, I feel like if my 
precious hope was taken from me 
there would be nothing on earth for 
me to live for, for I never get to the 
place that I forget it, and the weak- 
er I am naturally the stronger my 
hope is and there is the place I get 



to that I am such a mystery to my- 
self that I can't always trust Him 
at all times, but I fear I don't as I 
should, for I feel like He has won- 
derfully blessed me all the days of 
my life for I can look back and see 
so many times that if it had not 
been for the mercy of God where 
would I have been. Well I really 
must stop this poor imperfect scrib- 
ble, for I fear it will take up too 
much of your precious time. I 
would be glad to see you and sister 
Denson come any time you have a 
chance and mind to for when I see 
y«u both it seems like it brings sun- 
shine in my very heart. Brother 
Denson pray for me when you have 
a mind to for I feel that I am one 
that greatly desires the prayers of 
God's dear people and surely you 
are one of them. May the Lord 
bless you and your family and 
spare you strength not to draw 
back, but to go forward and com- 
fort the dear people that love the 
truth, and when you have finished 
the work He has intended for you 
to do then may you hear the voice 
of the Son of God say, Well done 
my good and faithful servant, en- 
ter thou into the joys of thy Lord, 
then you can say, "I have fought a 
good fight, I have finished my 
course, henceforth there is a crown 
of righteousness laid up for me. 
What a blessed thing for a faithful 
servant of God to say. 

Write me a long, encouraging 
letter when you have a mind to for 
all you write is encouraging to me. 

I will close with much love to sis- 
ter Denson and yourself. Don't 
forget me at a throne of grace. 

Your sister in hope of a better 
world after death. 

HATTIE A. WHITFIELD. 



Goldsboro, N. C, Feb. 17, 1918. 
Very Dear Bro: — Have been want- 
ing to write you a long time, but 
have not felt equal to the task. Now 
I am still very much at a loss as to 
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you that I went to church today. I 
I went out to New Chapel to hear 
Bro. J. W. Gardner and Elder J. C. 
Hooks came in just before services, 
so I was delighted in the thought 
that I could hear both of them, but 
Elder Gardner said that Elder 
Hooks and I must arrange to con- 
duct the services. So I opened and 
Bro. Hooks preached and while he 
was preaching I was wondering 
what poor me could say after such 
a sermon, and just before he sat 
down these words came: "The 
word is very nigh thee, even in thy 
mouth." So I tried to talk some, 
and enjoyed trying tospeak for a 
few moments though suffering 
with a severe headache at the time. 
I will not attempt to tell you what 
I said, but will say that the "word" 
here referred to is Jesus. You 
know Paul said: Preach the word, 
and John said, In the beginning 
was the word, etc., and you remem- 
ber that Jesus said, Before Abra- 
ham was, I am. Hence we find that 
Jesus has ever been with his peo- 
ple and Jesus is the "word" that 
the angel said that the Son should 
be called, for the reason that he 
should save his people from their 
sins. So now, you see that this 
wonderful "word" (Saviour) has 
ever been night unto Israel, even in 
their mouths. God's people in eve- 
ry age have called upon the name 
of the Lord, which is Jesus or the 
"word." The poor blind man by 
the wayside crying for the Son of 
David to have mercy on him was 
not crying because he could see 
with his natural eye that Jesus was 
passing, but because God had 
quickened him and conception had 
taken place in him. Yea, Jesus 
says I am the way, the truth and 
the life. This "word" was in his 
mouth. This living child will cry 
when he hungers, will cry when he 
thirsts, will cry when he suffers, yes 
when the pangs of hell get hold on 
him. And Jesus says he's a blessed 
character who mourns, or who 



thirsts, they shall be comforted and 
shall be filled. 

Do you not get so low that y^u 
feel to be surely mistaken and that 
your sins have separated between 
you and your God, in other words 
you are so far out of the way, that 
you are lost? Oh, I am sure that 
you have felt this way, but like me 
you saw no comfort in that. But 
there is comfort in this; for Jesus 
says: "I came not to call the right- 
ous, but who? "sinners to repent- 
ance." Is that you? "I came to 
seek and save that which was lost." 
Wonderful consolation to feel lost, 
for the very mission of the Son of 
the most High was to save you. Oh, 
when you were crying and mourn- 
ing on account of sin, you didn't re- 
alize that Jesus was the "word" in 
your mouth that was making you 
ascribe greatness to God, and 
righteousness to the Lord Jesus 
Christ, but you were honoring God 
in your cries, for when you said, 
Lord have mercy on me a poor sin- 
ner, you were declaring that mercy 
and grace came by and through 
Jesus, the "word." 

This wonderful word dwells in 
the hearts of all God's people, and 
because of the abundance of the 
heart the mouth speaketh. Yes, 
Jesus is all and in all to the child of 
God. When the poor minister tries 
to preach he feels like Moses said 
when God spoke to him, I am of a 
slow speech and a slow tongue. But 
God gave him an assurance when 
he said, Go, and I will be with thy 
mouth. When Jesus is with us then 
the word which was in the begin- 
ning is very nigh, even in thy 
mouth. Jesus is called Immanuel (or 
God with us). So now, preach the 
word, preach Jesus, but never for- 
get what Jesus told His disciples, 
viz : "For it is not ye that speak, 
but the spirit of your Father that 
speaketh in you. He says further, 
"My words are spirit and they are 
life." Then all praise is due unto 
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say and sing Praise God from 
whom all blessings flow. Praise 
Him all ye heavenly hosts. Praise 
Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 

I'll close. May God abundantly 
bless you and yours. I am 
Yours in hope. 

C. B. MALL. 



Atlantic, N. C., Jan. 6th, 1918 
Dear Brother Gold: — For sever- 
al days my mind has been led out 
to see something of the egotistical 
boasting of man vs. the wonderful 
power of God. 

On Saturday, December 29th, 
1917 the Lord saw fit to open the 
north quarters to us and command 
His north wind to blow and to bring 
His cold down on us. It had been 
unusually cold then for two weeks 
so the waters of Core Sound had 
froze about the edges and small 
bays. On that Saturday night the 
wind increased and the snow fell. 
This continued all day on Sunday 
until we think the snow would 
have measured eight inches if it 
had been level. The cold increas- 
ed until on January 1st the mercu- 
ry registered eight degrees above 
zero and the sound was almost a 
solid sheet of ice. For a day the 
weather moderated a little, then 
came another two inch snow on the 
top of the one we had and the cold 
increased until on the morning of 
January the 4th the mercury regis- 
tered seven degrees above zero. 
This is the coldest weather that any 
one living here ever saw at this 
place. Now the ice was so thick 
that the sound, three miles wide 
and thirty miles long, was so solid 
that men walked from the banks to 
the main and back to the banks. 
Oystermen, some of them, are out 
on their boats. They cannot get 
home nor can any one get to them. 
No one knows how they are faring 
or whether they are dead or alive. 
Many families have not bread en- 
ough in their homes for one meal, 
and there is not anythnig of the 



bread kind in any of the stores. We 
are entirely isolated from all the 
world. Not a word of communica- 
tion comes to us, nor goes from us. 
We are thirty miles from the near- 
est line of communication and have 
not the least idea when this isola- 
tion will end. 

The advice of the Food Adminis- 
tration against laying up food may 
cause us much suffering, the ex- 
tent of which is not known and can- 
not be. I do not find fault with the 
Food Administration for they 
could hardly make exceptions to 
meet our case, and that of all the 
islands along our coast. 

But, now we see where the pow- 
er and wisdom of man is when "He 
casteth forth His ice like morsels; 
who can stand before His cold?" 
Psalm 147:17. How true this is 
from a natural standpoint and how 
much more from a spiritual. 

The immediate cause of our pres- 
ent trouble we do not know, only 
we know that a righteous God has 
the sole management of our weath- 
er and that He never does unjustly. 
His purpose in it all will carry to 
completion and without a single 
hitch. 

Is this not true of those things 
which we cannot see? The spiritu- 
al? The Lord says, "Awake, O 
north wind; and come thou south; 
blow upon my garden, that the 
spices thereof may flow out." Song 
4:10. 

It appears to be a necessity for 
the cold to come but it is so very un- 
pleasant to us. We are made to 
feel our desolation. It appears to 
us that everything in our souls has 
come in the desert where there is 
no water and no tree bearing 
fruit. Famine staring us in the 
face from every quarter and there 
is no avenue opened for our escape. 
We cannot see the hand of God in 
it. We cannot realize that this is 
a blessing, that there are any sweet 
spices there nor that the cold is a 
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in the book, it is plain for us to read 
but the reading does not give us the 
understanding, does not make those 
spices flow. We are brought to 
experience the question, "Canst 
thou by searching find out God? 
Canst thou find out the Almighty 
unto perfection?" Job 11:7. (This 
is the language of Zophar, one of 
Job's miserable comforters, but 
how true it is) , for "there is no 
searching of His understanding." 
Isaiah 40:28. 

Those who are brought under 
the afflictions of the cold, the isola- 
tion, the famines, the pestilences 
of the Lord know of them, but they 
do not know their power, their rich- 
es, their treasures untl there is a 
tasting of the fruits. The Lord ask- 
ed Job : "Hast thou entered into the 
treasures of the snow? or hast thou 
seen the treasures of the hail?" 
Job 38:22. How rich those things 
and those times are we cannot tell. 

The children of God are compar- 
ed to wheat. Wheat grows best 
where there are hard and deep 
freezes in .winter. The Lord Him- 
self is called "The appletree." Song 
2 :3. He had to undergo all the 
sufferings of His life to bring forth 
the fruit of the salvation of us poor 
sinners. To sit under His shadow 
and to eat of His fruit we, too, must 
learn the fellowship of His suffer- 
ings. 

Thus we learn that "If any man 
think that he knoweth anything he 
knoweth nothing, yet as he ought 
to know." 1st Cor. 8:2 "For if a 
man think himself to be something, 
when he is nothing, he deceiveth 
himself." Gal. 6:3. 

There are hard lessons which are 
learned by sharp and trying expe- 
riences. Bitter colds, famines to 
starvations, pestilences to the de- 
struction of all the confidence we 
have in our abilities to do things, to 
trust God or to be reconciled to His 
divine will. All, all must be work- 
ed in us by His own Holy hand. 
Then we will work it out, for we 



will learn that sweet lesson that 
"We are His workmanship, creat- 
ed in Christ Jesus unto good works, 
which God hath before ordained 
that we should walk in them." Eph. 
2:10. 

How rough the sea when our 
Lord we do not feel ! How fright- 
ened we are when He walks to us 
on the troubled waters! How 
sweet in our hearts when he says, 
"Peace be still," and we feel the 
"great calm." Then to be immedi- 
ately at the other shore ! We are 
filled with wonder and joy. No 
more rowing and toil. We have 
finished our work and rest from our 
labors, believing, trusting, hoping 
in the Lord. 

The Lord bless us and provide 
for us, poor, faithless, needy sin- 
ners. Such am I. 

L. H. HARDY. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother In Christ: — I am 
enclosing a letter which I received 
a few days ago from one of the sol- 
dier boys in training at camp Jack- 
son, S. C. If it is not asking too 
much of you will you pleace pub- 
lish it in the Landmark. I enjoyed 
it very much. I felt like I wanted 
it printed in the Landmark. 

306 Engineer Train, Camp Jack- 
son, Columbia, S. C. 
Your brother in Christ I hope, 

W. E. BYRD. 

Union Ridge, N. C, 

Dear Brother in Christ, I hope if 
I am not deceived : — I feel like 
some times that I am and have de- 
ceived others. Well, I feel like I 
wanted to write you a few lines and 
I don't know whether they will be 
of any comfort to you or not. I 
wish that I could be with you all 
Sunday, anyway I hope I will get to 
see you all soon. I hope you will 
have a good meeting at the Arbor 
and I do wish I could be there with 
the dear old people that I love 
once more. I believe that I can say 
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about them. I love them and I 
feel like I haven't got long to live 
with them and I want to die with 
them. 

If I never see you any more I 
hope that you will remember me a 
poor sinner. I feel like I have a 
hope but it seems so small that I 
don't know whether it is one or not. 
I trust that God will carry me 
through and bring me home to my 
loved ones where I long to be but if 
it is His will for me to die I am will- 
ing. I think of those words and I 
think they read this way, "Blessed 
are they that mourn, for they shall 
see God," and in another place, 
"What more can a man do than to 
lay down his life for his friends?" 
If I have a friend I am willing to 
die for him, although I feel like 
sometimes that I haven't a friend. 

I will close for this time. May 
God be with you all till we meet 
again. 

AZARIAH H. MASSEY. 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother : — Enclosed find 
check for the Landmark which is 
always a welcome visitor in our 
home as I enjoy reading the good 
letters from different brethren and 
sisters who are strangers to me in 
the flesh but I hope are not strang- 
ers in the spirit, though I often feel 
to be so vile and sinful I am afraid 
I am deceived and I have deceived 
the brethren. But if I know my 
heart I love the doctrine of salva- 
tion by grace when I hear it so ear- 
nestly proclaimed by the dear 
saints of God and I am made to re- 
joice in hope and can say as David: 
"Yea, though I walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death I will 
fear no evil, for thou art with me, 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort 
me." Hope you will bear with me 
in my weakness as I feel the need 
of the prayers of all God's people. 

Your unworthy brother if one at 
all. J. W. Midkiff. 

Whittles Depot, Va. 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother: — I am enclosing 
check which was due the fifteenth 
for the landmark, which I dearly 
love to read, and find so much com- 
fort. I have felt weighed down in 
spirit for some time with the terri- 
ble calamities that have .come upon 
the nation. The good Book speaks 
of this. God works all things ac- 
cording to the counsel of His own 
will. This proves that man has no 
power. If man had power this war 
would soon end I am sure. There is 
so much pride people cannot expect 
anything better. May He remove 
our stoney hearts and give us 
hearts of flesh. We think it is hard 
to take our dear sons, but God gave 
His only begotten Son to save His 
people from their sins. I was try- 
ing to ask Him to bless and spare 
mine not to have to go if it could be 
His will and these words came, Be 
still, and know that I am God and 
there is none else beside. If we on- 
ly could be reconciled to His will at 
any and all times and say, "Thy 
will be done, not ours." 

O, what a glorious thought to 
know that God reigns. May He 
give us grace that our faith may be 
strong enough to stand all of these 
fiery trials. 

I hope this will find you and sis- 
ter Gold well. If it is His will may 
you long be spared to feed and 
comfort His little flock as you have 
done so faithfully in the past. Pray 
for me and mine if you ever have a 
thought of one so little as I feel to 
be. 

Your unworthy sister in hope, 

MRS. ALBERT HOUSE. 
Scotland Neck, N. C. Feb. 20, 1918. 



Let the sea roar, and the fulness 
thereof; the world, and they that 
dwell therein. 



For the Lord will not cast off His 
people, neither will He forsake His 
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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 

P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. LI. NUMBER 9 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MARCH 15, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 



"WHY DIED I NOT FROM THE 
WOMB?"— Job 3:11. 

This is an inquriy made by Job 
when he was overwhelmed with 
grief. Out of the abundance of the 
heart the mouth speaketh. 

The pressure of great distress 
shuts out other things, and com- 
pels the present outcry. There is 
room for nothing else then but 
grief. Darkness shuts from view 
all else then. The calm moment 
has not come to weigh other mat- 
ters. 

A sister once said to me, Why 
was Satan suffered to move the 
Lord against Job to destroy him 
without cause? I replied to her, 
"Did you ever, when you were in 
deep trouble, read the book of Job? 
She saw why this was allowed. 
"Ye have heard of the patience of 
Job, and have seen the end of the 
Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful 
and of tender mercy." James 5:11. 
Good as were Job's first days, and 



great as was his prosperiyt, so that 
no man equaled him, yet his best 
days were his last days. The end 
of things when the pity and tender 
mercy of the Lord crowns the end 
with his blessing, it is better than 
the beginning. The beginning as 
the Lord is revealed to the oppress- 
ed as the gracious Redeemer, as the 
chief among ten thousand, and the 
one altogether lovely is wonderful, 
yet the last days, the resurrection 
life excels all other days. Blessed 
are the dead that die in the Lord, 
for they rest from their labors, and 
their works do follow them. Their 
works do not go before and intro- 
duce them to the Lord, but they fol- 
low as the good fruit of a good tree. 
Abel being dead yet speaketh. The 
creation of the Lord's people unto 
good works, which He has before 
ordained them unto must remain, 
and follow on to the praise of the 
glory of God's grace. God is glori- 
fied and the redeemed family of 
God blest eternally, brightness of 
sun to the glory of the Lord Jesus. 

So we consider them happy that 
endure, that are counted worthy to 
suffer in the name of the Lord. 
What are all my sufferings here if 
Lord thou countest me meet to wor- 
ship at Thy feet. P. D. G. 



A WRETCHED LEADER 
"Pride goeth before destruction, 
and a haughty spirit before a fall." 
Prov. 16:18. 

James writes, From whence come 
wars and fighting among you? 
Come they not hence, even of your 
lusts that war in your members? Ye 
lust and have not; ye kill and desire 
to have and cannot obtain ; ye fight 
and war, yet ye have not because 
ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive 
not, bceuase ye ask amiss, that ye 
may consume it upon your lusts." 
James 4:1-3. 



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Lust is a word with an ugly rec- 
ord. It desires usually that which 
belongs to another. The lust of the 
flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the 
pride of life are not of the Father. 
They have an evil tendency because 
the objects sought or desired are 
corrupt and corrupting in their na- 
ture. We are to covet earnestly 
the best gifts or things. The object, 
desire or purpose for which things 
are sought or desired determines 
the character of the desire. There 
is one thing that rises, dwells above 
any corrupting influence or power, 
and in which there is no sin, and 
that is charity or the love that is of 
God. 

When we aim or strive to take 
from another that which is his, as 
for instance by overpowering or de- 
ceiving him, or wresting from him 
by war that is sin. Whence come 
wars and fightings among you? 
Come they not hence of your lusts 
that war in your members. 

What is the cause of the present 
shocking war in so many places in 
the world? The German nation 
brought on this war by disregarding 
and trampling on the rights of a 
weak nation — their neighbor, the 
Belgian nation, and thence making 
an effort to capture Paris, the capi- 
tol of the French nation ; and show- 
ed such ambition for the rule of 
other nations that it alarmed other 
nations, and caused the greatest 
upstir and strife in the world that 
is witnessed in our day. 

It is lusting after what belongs to 
others that causes war. I was de- 
siring that our government would 
not be involved in this war. The 
President of the United States 
showed that he was not in favor of 
war, and that the circumstances 
controling brought on this wretched 
state of things. 

There is a conflict between the 



powers of earth about rulers. Look 
at the matter in the Bible light, and 
consider it from that standpoint, 
which is always correct and safe. 
See 1st Samuel, 8th chapter. "The 
Elders of Israel came to Samuel 
and said, "Behold, thou art old, and 
thy sons walk not in thy ways; 
now make us a king to judge us 
like all other nations. But the 
thing displeased Samuel, when they 
said, Give us a king to judge us. 
And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. 
And the Lord said unto Samuel, 
Hearken unto the voice of the peo- 
ple in all that they say unto thee; 
for they have not rejected thee, 
but they have rejected me, that I 
should not reign over them. Ac- 
cording to all the works which they 
have done since the day that I 
brought them out of Egypt even 
unto this day, wherewith they have 
forsaken me, and served other 
gods, so do they also unto thee. 
Now, therefore, hearken unto their 
voice ; how be it yet protest solemn- 
ly unti them, and show them the 
manner of the king that shall reign 
over them." Record further how 
Samuel told the people what their 
king would do in taking the best of 
their possessions for himself, and 
tax them, and take their sons and 
and daughters for his servants, etc. 
They wanted to be like the other 
nations in the fashion of the world. 

George Washington, called the 
father of his country, who fought 
for seven years to free the Ameri- 
can people from servitude to the 
kings of the earth, and who loved 
freedom, and cautioned the United 
States to avoid entangling alliances 
with other nations that might in- 
volve them in disaster; but the 
United States departed from this 
healthy advice, and we own foreign 
possessions which are liable to be- 
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The great conflict now is between 
freedom from kingly craft or the 
liberty of a republican form of gov- 
ernment. 

So many foreigners have moved 
to this country, without being iden- 
tified with our institutions, or lov- 
ing our form of government, and 
the government has opened its doors 
so wide to all sorts of newcomers, 
that do not appreciate our freedom 
of government, that instead of hold- 
ing it in high appreciation it has be- 
come debased in their view to a li- 
censing of many things not favored 
or contemplated by lovers of free- 
dom, and a sincere desire to pro- 
tect the rgihts of government to all 
lovers of liberty. 

The contention now between 
kingly claims, and the rights of citi- 
zens of a country guaranteed to all 
lovers of liberty, is being fought be- 
tween these opposing forces. 

If our pepole generally appreci- 
ated true liberty there would be 
much patriotism, and much greater 
sacrifices for the maintenance of 
our liberty. 

But there have always been peo- 
ple unwilling to sacrifice any thing 
to preserve liberty. It was so in 
Washington's day. There were 
many people then opposed to the 
revolutionary war. They were 
called Tories. An old man named 
Brooks, when I was a lad, who was 
held in contempt by our pepole, be- 
cause he was a Tory, and died with 
that odium resting on him, because 
he did not show any true estimate 
of liberty. 

Shall the day ever come when 
all men will love liberty and rightly 
value it? 

It looks to us that the folly of the 
Israelites was shown when they 
neglected the God of heaven as a 
most blessed ruler, and preferred 
poor man to be their king. Men do 



not love the pure reign of grace in 
the Lord Jesus; but choose to serve 
in the debased lusts and passions 
of earthly man. 

Pride goeth before a fall. Man 
is proud and loves to exalt self. Am- 
bition of worldly honors rules him. 
He is exalted in pride which opens 
the door for oppression and dishon- 
esty and hardship. 

When w r e are free from the lusts 
of the flesh, and rejoice in the lib- 
erty wherwith Christ maks us free, 
— a freedom from sin and the en- 
slavement of the devil, free from 
death, brought into the blessed do- 
minion of eternal life and peace, 
then we shall rejoice' with joy un- 
speakable and full of glory. 

To be humble, meek and lowly in 
spirit, as Jesus is who was born 
king of Israel, and who must reign 
until every enemy is brought under 
His feet, and the last one is death, 
will insure the meekness that in- 
herits all blessings forever, where 
the Lord alone reigns and there is 
no enemy. P. D. G. 



DIFFERING GIFTS; BUT NO 
CONTRADICTION 

"Now there are diversities of 
gifts; but the same spirit. And 
there are differences of administra- 
tions, but the same Lord. And 
there are diversities of operations, 
but it is the same God which work- 
eth all in all. But the manifesta- 
tion of the spirit is given to every 
man to profit withal. For to one is 
given by the spirit the word of wis- 
dom ; to another the word of knowl- 
edge by the same spirit; to another 
faith by the same spirit ; to another 
the gift of healing by the same 
spirit; to another the working of 
miracles; to another prophecy; to 
another discerning of spirits; to 
another the interpretation of 
tongues." 1st Cor. 12:4-11. The 



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great variety without contradiction 
of teaching or utterance, of per- 
forming or administering in the dif- 
ferent operations of the Holy Ghost, 
in the dispensation of the gospel, in 
the different ages, countries, times, 
climates, and amid the upheavals 
and revolutions; in the conflicts 
among mankind, and nations, lan- 
guages and tongues, manifests that 
all those whom the Lord calls and 
sends to serve in his vineyard, 
whether old or young, rich or poor, 
learned or unlearned, in the lan- 
guages and sciences of earth, all 
speak one and the same things, in 
Christ Jesus; so that if any come 
bringing not the same doctrine, re- 
ceive him not into your house, nor 
bid him God speed. However fa- 
miliar and varied may be the natur- 
al viwes or surroundings of those 
taught of God, they all speak and 
teach in substance the same doc- 
trine. For they shall be all taught 
of God. They are all to contend 
for the faith once delivered to the 
saints. What wonderful things 
spiritual gifts are. Therefore no 
man speaking by the spirit of God 
calleth Jesus accursed; and no man 
can say that Jesus is the Lord but 
by the Holy Ghost. 

There are diversities of gifts, but 
the same spirit. Also there are dif- 
ferences of administrations, but the 
same Lord directing and controling. 
Also there are diversities of opera- 
tions, but the same God that work- 
eth all in all. But the manifesta- 
tion of the Spirit is given to every 
man to profit withal. Every man in 
whom the Spirit operates is guided 
to serve the true God, and is faith- 
ful to profit. One has the word of 
wisdom which rightly divides the 
word of truth, and instructs each 
one to profit and benefit where he 
teaches. To another is given the 
word of knowledge by the same 



spirit, so that he is a discerner of 
spirits. What is the difference be- 
tween wisdom and knowledge. The 
fear of the Lord is the beginning of 
knowledge. A wise man will hear 
and will increase learning. 

To another is given faith by the 
same spirit. The gifts of healing 
is given to another. To another 
prophecy. To another the discern- 
ing of spirits. To another divers 
kinds of tongues. To another the 
interpretation of tongues. Expound- 
ing the meaning of these mysteries. 
The gifts of the ministry open and 
unfold the various and mysterious 
exercises of conscience felt in the 
temptations and deliverances, and 
in the word dwelling in the hearts 
of those born of God, and led by 
His spirit. No two interpretations 
of scriptures, nor mysteries of thi 
word will be expounded contradict- 
ing each other: but all will speak in 
substance the same doctrine. So 
that what was taught in the begin- 
ning will be taught to the end, and 
that which was held and taught by 
the prophets and apostles of old is 
the same doctrine that is loved and 
believed now in the church of God, 
and is expounded and contended 
for now as of old, by all those 
taught of God, and sent by Him to 
feed the flock of God. 

That is one of the necessary 
marks and signs by which the true 
doctrine is known. It is Jesus 
Churst and Him crucified, the same 
yesterday, today and forever. One 
Lord, one faith, and one baptism, 
even as ye are called in one hope of 
your calling. P. D. G. 



IF THE LORD WILL 

"For ye ought to say, If the Lord 
will, we shall live and do this, or 
that." James 4 :5. It has been said 
that Paul and James do not speak 
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speaking say Paul teaches that sal- 
vation is by grace, but that James 
teaches it is by works. "For by 
grace are ye saved through faith ; 
and that not of yourselves ; it is the 
gift of God; not of works lest any 
man should boast: For we are his 
workmanship, created in Christ 
Jesus unto good works, which God 
hath before ordained that we should 
walk in them." Eph. 2:8-10. This 
is by Paul. 

Is there any contradiction be- 
tween Paul and James, both apos- 
tles of the Lord? James writes, 
"Every good gift and every perfect 
gift is from above, and cometh 
down from the Father of lights, 
with whom is no variableness, 
neither shadow of turning. Of his 
own will begat he with the word 
of truth, that we should be a kind 
of first fruits of his creatures." 
James 1:17-18. This is by James. 

There is a boundless compass and 
variety in the teaching of scriptures. 
It is true that every good gift and 
every perfect gift comes down from 
above — from heaven, and that God 
of his own will — not influenced by 
the creature, but by grace or his 
own will begat his children; there- 
fore he loved them with an ever- 
lasting love, and therefore with 
loving kindness not by ascribing any 
of this to the good work of the crea- 
ture. Because of God's own will 
begat He his people by the word of 
truth. 

Paul's experience which shows 
what his literal, natural life was. 
He thought he ought to do many 
things contrary to the teaching and 
character of the Lord Jesus; which 
things he did, and was thus busily 
occupied, even on his way to Da- 
mascus with letters of authority 
and breathing out threatening and 
slaughter against men and women 
that called on the name of the Lord 



Jesus; when in a light above or 
greater than that of the nautral sun 
at noon-day the Lord Jesus appear- 
ed to him; and instantly falling to 
the ground helpless he cried out, 
who art thou, Lord? and the answer 
came from above, I am Jesus, whom 
thou persecutest. At once the as- 
tonished man stricken with blind- 
ness said, Lord, what wilt thou have 
me to do? 

There is no more clear and un- 
doubteb declaration shown in any 
man than was shown in Paul that 
his conviction was of the Lord, and 
his entire life afterward proved 
this. 

James is as clear in stating that 
his entire life was a vindication of 
the truth that he did not depend 
on man's works, but of God's own 
will begat He us by" the word of 
truth; and that so thorough must 
the change produced in the man be 
that it shows beyond a doubt that 
faith without works is dead, but 
that God must be in the subject of 
grace proving and showing beyond 
a doubt that if his faith does not 
produce or cause works to follow 
which show his faith to be of God 
that it is vain, and of no reality. 
Show me thy faith without thy 
works, and I will show thee my faith 
by my works. There is only one 
way of showing faith to be genu- 
ine, namely by what it does. If 
there is no divine power in the man 
professing to have faith which 
which works in him, producing 
works that show that God is in him 
of a truth, then his faith is dead be- 
ing alone, or worthless. If his 
faith does not feed him with the 
bread of life, if it does not clothe 
him with the righteousness of Jesus 
Christ, and justify him from all 
things that the law of Moses re- 
quires of him, so that greater is 
that power which is in him than 



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any creature work of man, then that 
faith is vain, because it is alone or 
hath nothnig to show its power. A 
faith that is without works is dead 
being alone. 

James rebukes his brethren who 
speak of what they can do of their 
own will. "Go to now, ye that say, 
today or tomorrowe we will go into 
such a city, and continue there a 
year, and buy and sell, and get 
gain; whereas ye know not what 
shall be on the morrow. For what 
is your life? It is even a vapor that 
appeareht for a little time ,and then 
vanisheth away. For that ye ought 
to say, if the Lord will, we shall live 
and do this or that." James 
4:13-15. 

When Paul and James are com- 
pared carefully we see that there is 
no contradiction in their teaching. 
Each one has his own proper gift 
and all is to profit, and when rightly 
considered is saving and helpful. 

P. D. G. 



"Unto me who am less than the 
least of all saints is this grace giv- 
en." Eph. 3:8. 

How can one be less than the least 
of a number, and yet be a member 
of that number? Still be a saint? 

There are expressions in the Bi- 
ble that appear to be contradic*e£y, 
and yet are true in the sense in- 
tended. Paul was not meet he 
wrote to be called an apostle, be- 
cause he persecuted the church of 
God. The grace was given him 
to preach the unmeasurable riches 
of Christ among the Gentiles. This 
was considered by the Jews an ig- 
noble thing. In Paul's day it was 
considered beneath the dignity of 
a man to follow the meek and lowly 
Jesus. It made such as were the 
disciples of Jesus as the filth and 
offscouring of all things. Paul 
must have been very meek and low- 



ly. He gloried in that he wad 
counted worthy to suffer reproach. 

Do we know what it is to be hum- 
ble? A man that returns good for 
evil — that when reviled reviles not 
those that revile him. When King 
David was fleeing from his <Twn son 
Absalom who sought to wrench his 
kingdom from him, and was cursed 
by Shimei and was asked why he 
allowed this, said, If my own son 
seeks my life, what may be expected 
of this man? Let him alone. The 
Lord hath bidden him curse me. 2nd 
Sam. 16:10. 

What is it to be humble? It is 
the opposite of 1 pride. We naturally 
resist an encroachment. We nat- 
urally are proud, and self-willed. 
We think we are as good as others. 
We think we are clean and right in 
our own eyes. We contend for our 
own views of any thnig. 

The meekest man that ever lived 
on the earth was the Lord Jesus. 
We do not know what humility is. 
Jacob said, "I am not worthy of the 
least of all the mercies and of all 
the truth which thou hast shown 
unto thy servant." Gen. 32:10. 

Who is so happy as he that feels 
that he is not worthy of the least of 
all the mercies the Lord h^s shown 
unto him. There is no murmuring 
in one that feels that way. 

Whatever comes to him he feels 
is a blessing. Therefore in every 
thing he gives thanks, and rejoices 
always. In nothing does he mur- 
mur, and is glad at all the Lord 
does,, and in every thing gives 
thanks, feeling that he is not wor- 
thy of the least of all God's mer- 
cies to him. P. D. G. 



O worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness; fear before him, all the 
earth. 

They would none of my counsel; 
they desj-bed all my reproof. 



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Obituaries 



MRS. ANDREW J. MOORE. 

It is a Bible proclaimed and most 
comforting truth that blessed are 
the dead that die in the Lord and 
that precious in His sight are those 
who lay aside earthly for immortal 
robes. To no one is the quoted 
truth more applicable than when 
the gentle and noble matron whose 
name appears above passed beyond 
space and time last Saturday morn- 
ing. It was near the dawning hour, 
to her it was the celestial dawn ; 
and the transition from life mortal 
to life immortal was so easy and 
the Messenger so gentle in severing 
the bonds that bound her here that 
the anxious watchers at her bed- 
side hardly knew when she passed 
away. Hers was a gentle, amiable, 
unostentatious life abounding in 
living ministrations to her loved 
ones and in kindly deeds towards 
all who came within her reach and 
touch and influence. She was born 
in Wilson January 14, 1840 and 
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Larry D. Farmer, progressive and 
splendid pioneer settlers of the vil- 
lage it was then and who gave aid 
and impetus in making it the thriv- 
ing and rapidly building city it now 
is. 

On January 21, 1864 when El- 
der, then Capt. Andrew Moore was 
at home on indefinite furlough be- 
cause of serious wound received in 
battle under the "Southern Cross," 
she as Miss Elizabeth Farmer, and 
he were most happily married, and 
for fifty-three years they walked 
the journey of life together, the 
joys and sorrows of the one were 
the joys and sorrows of the other. 

Unto them eleven children were 
born, two of whom died in infancy, 



and the four sons now living are 
Julius C. Moore, Sr., prominent 
merchant and farmer of Whita- 
kers; Larry I. Moore, one of the 
ablest of lawyers and resident of 
New Berne ; Andrew J. Moore, Jr., 
a valued official of the Atlantic 
Coast Line, living in Wilmington, 
and Owen J. Moore, prominent in 
bank and other business enterprises 
in Scotland neck; and the five 
daughters, cultured and accom- 
plished they are, that she left are 
Mrs. Jarrette White, Mrs. G. WilcL 
er Taylor, Mrs. G. W. Price, Mrs. 
G. W. Harrison,, residents of Whit- 
akers and Mrs. Forest Taylor, of 
Florence, S. C, all of whom, by 
lofty and splendid citizenship, hon- 
or and glorify the communities, 
towns and cities in which they live. 
Two sisters, Misses Cora and Sallie 
Farmer of Wilson, also survive her; 
the only brother, Sheriff Ed Farmer 
having died a few years ago. 

On Sunday, the 6th, at 2:30 
o'clock funeral services were held 
at the home conducted by the life- 
long friend Elder Sylvester Hassell, 
of Williamston. Considering the 
sleet and snow conditions that pre- 
vailed a large concourse of friends 
gathered there and many and 
beautiful were the floral tributes 
carried to the home and grave by 
appreciative friends. The inter- 
ment was in the town cemetery and 
the following friends of the family 
were the pall bearers: Messrs. 
Warren Woodard, W. R. Mann, T. 
E. Blount, H. L. Adcock, W. T. 
Batts, W. A. Trevathan, W. A. 
King and Roscoe^Pittman. 

True it is that a good, faithful, 
noble woman is gone, all of her life 
duties well done, her toiling and 
striving for the happiness are over 
and rich, vast and abundant is her 
reward in the kingdom of her God 
whom she served so faithfully in 



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this life. She leaves many precious 
and hallowed memories to comfort 
and bless them and to the state 
through her noble sons and daugh- 
ters she leaves a heritage high 
above gold and precious stones. 

To aTKthe bereaved the sympa- 
thies of generous hearts are extend- 
ed and especially to the venerable 
husband who now must walk the 
balance of the journey alone. But 
who knows that upon the rod and 
staff of the Great Shepherd he can 
lean and be sustained and upheld 
as he goes adown the sloping way 
to the sunset and may the same 
faith that has comforted him 
through all the long years gone, 
lift the shadows of the evening, 
make clear the way beyond the bar 
and guide him safely into the ha- 
ven of shining rest and God's white 
and holy throne — to be reunited 
with his loved one forever more. 

F. W. B. 
Whitakers, N. C, Jan. 10, 1918 



J. H. ROGERS 

Durham, N. C. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — I am requested 
to write a sketch of the death of 
Brother J. H. Rogers by the breth- 
ren of Roxboro church at which he 
was a member. 

Brother Rogers was a mechanic 
and farmer by trade and served 
them well. He was quiet and un- 
assuming both in natural and relig- 
ious things. He was faithful and 
true and well ground in the doc- 
trine of salvation by grace; was 
punctual to attend his church meet- 
ings and bare a part of its needs. 
We feel in his death the church has 
lost a valuable member, the com- 
munity a good citizen, but sweet to 
think, our loss is his gain, as he 
manifested so strong he had treas- 
ures in heaven. 



He leaves a widow and other rel- 
atives ; to them I would say try and 
follow his example, hoping to meet 
in a better world above where all is 
joy, peace and love everlasting. 

By his humble pastor on a pre- 
cious hope, 

J. A. HERN DON 

Cary, N.C., R.F.D. No. 2 

March 9, 1918 

The church at Oak Grove met in 
regular conference and passed the 
following resolutions of respect: 

Whereas, God in His infinite wis- 
dom has removed from our midst 
by death our precious and beloved 
sister Armanta Wilson, who held 
fast to the faith. We believe in her 
death she is crowned in glory, sing- 
ing praises to our Father in eterni- 
ty. Therefore be it resolved : 

First, that we cherish her memo- 
ry and bow in humble submission 
to Him who worketh all things af- 
ter the counsel of His own will. 

Second, that a copy of these reso- 
lutions be spread on the church rec- 
ord, and a copy be sent to the fami- 
ly, and to Zion's Landmark for pub- 
lication. 

J. T. COLLIER Moderator, 
W. G. WOODARD, Clerk. 



RESOLUTIONS OF. RESPECT 

Whereas God in His infinite wis- 
dom did call from our midst our be- 
loved brother W. B. Godwin on the 
day of September 28, 1917, there- 
fore be it resolved, 

First,, the church at Middle 
Creek in conference assembled bow 
in submission to the will of Him 
whose mercy endureth forever. 

Second, that this church has lost 
a faithful and loving brother who 
was most always present to fill his 
seat and he stayed firm in the faith 
of salvation by grace. 

Third that we extend our sym- 



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pathy to the bereaved children of 
his family and to his neighbors by 
whom he lived. 

Fourth, that a copy of these reso- 
lutions be placed on our church 
book and a copy be sent to the be- 
reaved family and a copy be sent 
to Zion's Landmark for publica- 
tion Elder J. A. T. Jones, Mod. 

B. H. Whitley, Clerk. 

Bros. J. L. Britt and E. C. Jones, 
Deacons. 



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(Mention this paper.) 



ASSOCIATIONAL NOTICE. 



The Pigriver Association will 
convene with the church at Mar- 
tinsville, Henry county, Va., on N. 
& W. railway, to begin on Tuesday 
after the 1st Sunday in May 1918. 
A general invitation is extended to 
sister associations. 

Elder Randolph Perdue, Mod. 

Elder E. L. Blankenship, Clerk. 



The words of a man's mouth are as 
deep as waters, and the wellspring of wis. 
dim as a Sowing brook. 



J. E. ADAMS. 

Gains Grove — 4th Saturday and 
Sunday in April. 

White Oak Spring (Montgomery 
Co.) — Tuesday after. 

Norwood — Wednesday. 
Will some one meet me at Norwood 

Howard's Chapel — Thursday. 

Freedom — Friday. 

Albemarle — Friday night. 
Thence to Bear Creek Association. 

Mountain Creek — Tuesday after 
Association. 

Flat Creek — Wednesday. 

Toms Creek — Thursday. 

Pearce's Chapel — Friday. 

Rock Hill — Saturday and 2nd 
Sunday. 

Ashboro — Sunday night. 

High Point — Tuesday after. 

Greensboro — Wednesday. 

Burlington, Thursday and Thurs- 
day night. 

Durham — Saturday and 3rd Sun- 
day. J. E. Adams. 



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Necessary to Purify Blood and Correct 
Weak, Run-Down Conditions. 

Trying- weather, exposure to storms, 

ers, diphtheria ami ot her hlood-poison- 

whole* s\ stem sub-normal — below par 
— weak ami slow — blood depleted and 
thin, with that tired feeling, poor ap- 
petite, backache, rheumatic pains, 
delicate digestive power or almost 
none at all. The ideal treatment is 

Hood's Sarsaparilla — to betaken be- 
fore meals — 'thoroughly to purify the 
blood and expel poisons, and 

Peptiron — to be taken after meals— 
to put power into the blood, give 
•strength, increase red corpuscles and 
restore tone, and do it quickly. 

bad taste in the mouth, or "the blues," 
the liver is torpid. Take Hood's Pills 
— they rouse the liver and relieve all 
liver ills, are perfectly compatible with 
Hood's Sarsaparilla and Peptiron. 



The rich man's wealth is his strong city, 
and as an high wall in his own conceit. 



GS 



210 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



UNION NOTICE. 
Those wishing to attend the Un- 
ion meeting at Union church will 
be met at Smithfield, N. C. on Fri- 
day before the 5th Sunday in 
March by D. B. Hamilton and D. T. 
Stephenson. 



The worus of a talebearer are as 
wounds, and they go down into the inner- 
most parts of the belly. 



JDOTYOU LOVE CHILDREN? 



[Why Fear 
[Their Coming? 




ifi'Kuarding the 1 



Cure Sick Headache, Constipation, Bil- 
iousness, Sour Stomach, Bad Breath — 

— Candy Cathartic 
No odds how bad your liver, stomach or 
bowels; how much your head aches, how 
miserable you are from constipation, in- 
digestion, biliousness and sluggish bow- 
els — you always get relief with Cascarets. 
They immediately cleanse and regulate 
the stomach, remove the sour, ferment- 
ing food and foul gases; take the excess 
bile from the liver and carry it off the con- 
stipated waste matter and poison from the 
intestines and bowels. A 10-cent box from 
your druggist will keep your liver and bow 
els clean; stomach sweet and head clear 
for months. They work while you sleep. 



Required for Health and Beauty. 

It is surprising that it is necessary to 
repeat again and again tha tthe health 
and beauty of the skin require that the 
blood shall be pure. If the arteries of the 
skin receive impure blood, pimples and 
blotches appear, and the individual suffers 
from humors. Powders and other exter- 
nal applications are sometimes used for 
these affections, but will never have the 
desired effect while the causes of impure 
blood remain. 

The indications are very clear that 
Hood's Sarsaparilla is the most successful 
medicine for purifying the blood, remov- 
ing pimples and blotches, and giving 
health and beauty to the skin. It gives 
tone to all the organs and builds, up the 
whole system. Insist on having' Hood's 
Sarsaparillt when you ask for it. Don't 
take anything else. 




Why 
Suffer 

Those Nervous Headaches 
which are the lot of so 
many Housewives and 
Mothers. 

Seldom Fail to Relieve 
Any Ache or Pain. 

For Sale by All Druggists. 



MILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, In 



Better is the poor that walketh in his 
integrity, than he that is perverse in -his 
lips, and Is a fool. 



For the Lord will not cast off His 
people, neither will He forsake His 
inheritance. 



ZION* LANDMARK 



IP YOUR CHILD IS CROSS 

FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look, Mother! If Tongue is Coated, 
Cleanse Little Bowels With "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Pigs" 

Mothers con rest easy after giving "Cal- 
ifornia Syrup of Figs," because in a few 
hours all the clogged-up waste, sour bile 
and fermenting food gently moves out of 
the bowels, and you have a well, playful 
child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to take 
this harmless "fruit laxative." Millions 
mothers keep it handy because they know 
its action on the stomach, liver and bowels 
is prompt and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a bottle of "Cal- 
ifornia Syrup of Figs," which contains di- 
rection for babies, children of all ages and 
for grown-ups. 



0 worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness ; fear before him, all the 
earth. 



Give unto the Lord the glory due 
unto his name; bring an offering 
and come into his courts. 



Barium Rock Water Relieves Weak And 
Nervous People 
Barium Rock Water is being prescribed 
by many physicians in the treatment of 
nervous debility and as a tonic and flesh 
builder. They also recommend it in cases 
of indigestion, dyspepsia, rheumatism, 
gout, eczema and diseases aris- 
ing from uric acid poisoning and for dis- 
orders of the stomach, liver, kidneys and 
bowels. 

Mr. J. W. McCoy, of Charlotte, N. C, 
writes: "I had a violent case of typhoid 
fever and for three years was a nervous 
wreck. I was totally unfit for any kind 
of business. I suffered continually from 
my stomach. My improvement began 
with the use of Barium Rock Water and 
I was entirely cured." 

If you are weak and nervous, if you 
suffer from melancholia, hysteria or are 
afflicted with any of the above diseases, 
send $2.00 for ten gallons. If it fails to 
relieve your case, we will refund your 
$2.00. It is understood that the empty 
demijohns are to be returned prepaid. 
Address Barium Springs Co., Box 20, 
Barium Springs, N. C. 

WATCH THE DATES 

The subscribers to the Landmark are 
urgently requested to send us their sub- 
scription without the necessity of mailing 
a statement, since letter postage has ad- 
vanced ono cent each. Watch the date 
opposite your name. This indicates the 
time you are paid to. Then if you are be- 
hind send us the nfbney. 

P. D. GOLD. 



DOCTOR URGED 
AN OPERATION 

Instead I took Lydia E. Pink- 
ham's Vegetable Compound 
and Was Cured. 




work is a pleasure 



Baltimore, Md. — " Nearly four years • 
I suffered from organic troubles, ner- 
vousness and head- 
aches and everj 
month would have to 
stay in bed most ol 
the time. Treat- 
ments would relieve 
me for a time but 
my doctor was al- 
ways urging me to 
i^-have an operation. 

My sister asked me 
^totry Lydia E. Pink- 
h a m's Vegetable 
f Compound before 
consenting to an 
/operation. 1 took 
' five bottles of it and 
it has completely 
cured me and my 

, I tell all my friends 

who have'any trouble cf this kind what 
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
pound has done for me."— Nellie B. 
Brittingham^G09 CalvertonRd., Balti- 
more, Md. 

It is only natural for any woman to 
dread the thought of an operation. So 
many women have been restored to 
health by this famous remedy, Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, aftei 
an operation has been advised that it 
will pay any woman who suffers from 
such ailments to consider trying it be- 
fore submitting to such a trying ordeal. 

MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned in 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs ; 
in Stokes County, N. C, remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
fb« bowels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh. «to. 



212 



ZIOfTS LANDMARK 



HEAVY MEAT EATERS 
HAVE SLOW KIDNEYS 



Eat Less Meat if you Feel Backachy or 
Have Bladder Trouble — Take Glass 
Of Salts. 

No man or woman who eats meat regu- 
larly can make a mistake by flushing the 
kidneys occasionally, says a well-known 
authority. Meat forms uric acid which 
excites the kidneys, they become over- 
worked from the strain, get sluggish and 
fail to filter the waste and poisons from 
the blood, then we get sick. Nearly all 
rheumatism, headaches, liver trouble 
nervousness, dizziness, sleeplessness and 
urinary disorders come from sluggish 
kidneys. 

The moment you feel a dull ache in the 
kidneys or your back hurts or if the urine 
is cloudy, offensive, full of sediment, ir- 
regular of pasage or attended by a sensa- 
tion of scalding, stop eating meat and get 
about four ounces of Jad Salts from any 
pharmacy; take a tablespoonful in a glass 
of water before breakfast and in a few 
days your kidneys will act fine. This fa- 
mous salts is made from the acid of grape 
and lemon juice, combined with lithia, 
and has been used" for generationc to flush 
and stimulate the kidneys, also to neu- 
tralize the acids in urine so it no longer 
causes irritation, thus ending bladder 
weakness. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive and cannot in- 
jure; makes a delightful effervescent lith- 
ia-water drink which everyone should 
take now and then to keep the kidneys 
clean and active and the blood pure, there- 
by avoiding serious kidney complications. 



LEMONS WHITEN AND 



BEAUTIFY THE SKIN 



At the cost of a small jar of ordinary 
cold cream one can prepare a full quarter 
pint of the most- wonderful lemon skin 
softener and complexion beautifier, by 
squeezing the juice of two fresh lemons 
into a bottle containing three ounces of 
orchard white. Care should be taken to 
strain the juice through a fine cloth so 
no lemon pulp gets in, then this lotion will 
keep fresh for months. Every woman 
knows that lemon juice is used to bleach 
and remove such blemishes as freckles, 
sallowness and tan and is the ideal skin 
softener, whitener and beautifier. 

Just try it! Get three ounces of or- 
chard white at any drug store and two 
lemons from the grocer and make up a 
quarter pint of this sweetly fragrant lem- 
on lotion and massage it daily into the 
face, neck, arms and hands. It is marvel- 
ous to smoothen rough, red hands. 

GET A FEATHER BED f 

1 25- lh. hn\, 2 3-11). SA\ 

.^•".v v;.',; 1 ,; 7 1 '-; 




TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLING 



They would none of my counsel; 
they despised all my reproof. 

CANCER "SWEATED SUCCESSFULLY AT 
THE KELLAM HOS. TAL. 

The record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of tl' many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 1617 W. Main 
St., Richmond, Va. 



Save your Hair! Get a Small Bottle of 
Danderine right Now — Also Stops 
Itching Scalp 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy hair 
is mute evidence of a neglected scalp; of 
dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to the 
hair as dandruff. It robs the hair of its 
lustre, its strength and its very life ; event- 
ually producing a feverishness and itching 
of the scalp, which if not remedied causes 
the hair roots to shrink, loosen and die — 
then the hair falls out fast. A little Dan- 
derine tonight — now — any time — will 
surely save your hair. 

Get a small bottle of Knowlton's Dan- 
derine from any drug store. You surely 
can have beautiful hair and lots of it if 
you will just try a little Danderine. Save 
your hair! Try it! • 



ZION*S LANDMARK 



213 




Our Advrtlslng Department is in charge of 
JACOBS & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York, 118 E. 28th St E L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. Valentine 

Chicago ifoS Tribune Blr'g J. H. Rigour 

Ashevllle, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave . G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham, Ala., 22nd ;>t. Bridge and 

Morris Av* K. M. Lane 

Success of a New Remedy 
For Backache, Kidneys, Rheumatism 

Belleview, Tenn.— " I was suffering 
with muscular 
rheumatism when 
I came in posses- 
sion of Dr. Pierce's 
Anuric Tablets. 
/ I commenced on 
E them at once and 
haven't felt but 
r symptoms of 
since. Anuric 
is just fine for 
rheumatism. I 
am so glad I have 
a relief, I have suffered so much from 
it and from neuralgia in my head."— 
Mrs. Lena Knight, Route 1. 

Note: Folks in town and adjoining 
counties are delighted with the results 
they have obtained by using AN-U-RIC, 
the newest discovery of Dr. Pierce, who 
is head of the Invalids' Hotel and Surg- 
ical Institute, in Buffalo, N. Y. Those 
who started the day with a backache, 
stiff legs, arms and muscles, and an 
aching head ( worn out before the day 
began because they were in and out 
of bed half a dozen times at night) are 
appreciating the perfect rest, comfort, 
and new strength they obtained from 
Doctor Pierce's Anuric Tablets, double v 
strength. To prove that this is a cer- 
tain uric acid solvent and conquers 
headache, kidney and bladder diseases 
and rheumatism, if you've never used 
the Anuric, send ten cents to Dr. Pierce 
for a large trial package. This will 
prove to you that Anuric is many times 
more active than lithia in eliminating 
uric acid. If you are a sufferer, go to 
your best druggist and ask for a small 
bottle of Anuric. 

The poisons in your system can be 
thrown out by takhig Dr. Pierce's Pleas- 
ant Pellets, composed of May-:ip[le, 
aloes, root of jalap, sugar-coated, and sold 
by all druggists, 



"Pape's Diapepsin" Makes Sick, Sour, Gas- 
sy Stomachs Surely Feel Fine in 
Five Minutes 
If what you just ate is souring on your 
stomach or lies like a lump of lead, or you 
belch gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a feeling of dizziness, heart- 
burn, fullness, nausea, bad taste in mouth 
and stomach-head-ache, you can get relief 
in five minutes by neutralizing acidity. 
Put an end to such stomach distress now 
by getting a large fifty-cent case of Pape's 
Dispepsin from any drug store. You real- 
ize in five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder caused by food fementa- 
tion due to excessive acid in stomach. 



DARKENS GRAY HAIR 



Brush This Through Faded, Streaked 
Locks and They Become Dark, 
Glossy, Youthful 

Almost everyone knows that Sage Tea 
and Sulpheur, properly compounded, 
brings back the natural color and lustre 
to the hair when faded, streaked or gray. 
Years ago the only way to get this mix- 
ture was to make it at home, which is 
mussy and troublesome. Nowadays, by 
asking at any drug store for "Wyth's 
Sage and Sulpheur Compound," -you will 
get a large bottle of this famous old rec- 
ipe, improved by the addition of other in- 
gredients, for about 50 cents. 

Don't stay gray! Try it! No one can 
possibly tell that you darkened your hair, 
as it does it so naturally and evenly. You 
dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and 
draw this through your hair, taking one 
small ttrand at a time; by morning the 
gray hair disappears, and after another 
application or two, your hair becomes 
beautifully dark, glossy and attractive. 

Wyeth's Sage and Sulpheur Compound 
is a delightful toilet requisite for those 
who desire dark hair and a youthful ap- 
pearance. It is not intended for the cure, 
mitigation or prevention of disease. 



A false witness shall not be unpunished, 
and he that speaketh shall not escape. 



New Feather Beds Only $6 J° 

New FeaUior Pillows $1.25 per pair. Pull size and fuU 
SOUTHERN FEATHER & PILLOW CO. , Dept. 172, Graansboio.N.C.' 




AT NATURES FOUNTAIN WITH- 
OUT T HEEXPENSE AND LOSS 
OF TIME NECESSARY FOR A 
VISIT TO THE SPRING. 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life or prac- 
tically every man and woman when their 
digestive or eliminative organs, or both, 
fail to repond to drugs prepared by hu- 
manskill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are the 
cases which physicians call "stubborn" 
and "chronic" for the reason that they 
persist in spite of drug treatment. I do 
not refer to incurable diseases such as can- 
cer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of functional disorders, which we 
meet every day, where the organs of di- 
gestion and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physic- 
ians and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly 
benefited. But what about the~poor man 
who has not the money, or the poor man 
or woman who cannot spare the time to 
spend several weeks or possible months at 
a health resort? Shall circumstances 
deny them the restoration to health which 
Nature has provided? Read my answer in 
the coupon at the bottom of this page. 

Ihave the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
var Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
by Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thousands of 
friends in all parts of America and even in 
foreign countries whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet I count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to 
me by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health, do 
not hesitate to accept my offer which has 
no limits or conditions except tliose shown 
on the coupon. If you could read the let- 
ters that come to me daily, numbering 




about ten thousand *a*year, and the vast 
majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that I make 
this offer displaying my absolute confi- 
dence in the restorative powers of Shivar 
Mineral Water. 

INDIGESTION. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stom- 
ach and liver disorders and all its train 
horrifying phenomena for several months. 
I had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded 
wheat, a very insufficient diet for an ac- 
tive working man, and, of course, from 
disesases and starvation was in a very low 
state of nervous vitality and general de- 
bility. I ordered ten gallons of your Min- 
eral Water which I used continuously, re- 
ordering when necessary, and in four 
months gained twenty-nine pounds, was 
strong and perfectly well, and have work- 
ed practically every day since. It acts as a 
general renovator of the system. I pre- 
scribed it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large 
quantities as possible, for its properties 
are so happily blended, and in such pro- 
portion that they will not disturb the most 
delicate system. It is purely Nature's rem- 
edy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D., Savannah, Ga. 
I felt it my duly to suffering humanity 
to make public announcement of the bene- 
fits I have derived from Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. I have been a sufferer for the past 25 
years from indigestion and dyspepsia. Af- 
ter one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve, and after drinking 



it for four weeks I gained flteen pounds. 
I feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to any one with stomach tro- 
uhle. I am writing this voluntarily and 
trust it will fall in the hands of many who 
are so unfortunate as to be afflicted with 
indigestion and nervous dyspepsia. 

C. V. TRU1TT, LaGrange, Ga. 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 
DYSPEPSIA 
I have suffered for many years from 
gastric troubles, stomach puffed and food 
sour. I have tried many remedies and a 
good many waters. Some have helped 
me, but none have given me such relief as 
your Spring Water. I used it and recom- 
mended it to my patients. 

W. D. GFvIGGSBY, M. D., Blaney, S. C. 
For many years I suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of Asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, but by acci- 
dent I happened to get hold of one of 
your booklet, and decided to try Shivar 
Spring Water. After drinking the water 
for about three weeks I was entirely re- 
lieved, and since that time have suffered 
but little inconvenience from my trou- 
bles. I cheerfully recommend the use of 
your Water to any one that may be suffer- 
ing from stomach trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, Baltimore, Md. 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Stat. 
Fill Out This Coupon and Mail it Today 
Shivar .Spring, 

Box 55 T, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen: I accept your offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars ($2.00) 
for ten gallons of Shivar Mineral 
Spring Water. I agree to give it a fair 
trial in accordance with the instruc- 
tions which you will send, and if I re- 
port no benefit therefrom you agree to 
refund the price of the water in full, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
which I agree to return within a month | 

| Name 1 

| P. O . 1 

Express Office | 

(Please write distinctly.) 
RHEUMATISM 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that 
Jt has acted nicely in each case, and I be- 



lieve that if used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will give permanent relief. 
It will purify the blood, relieve debility, 
stimulate the action of the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them in throwing off 
all poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. Leeds, S. C. 

Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints up- 
on her hands, caused by rheumatism. 
Shivar Spring Water removed every trace 
of the enlargement. 

WM. C. CARTER, Fredericksburg, Va. 

I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anything I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H. C. EDWARDS, Roper, N. C. 
BILIOUSNESS 

For over two years following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver so 
torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circum- 
stances I came to Shivar Spring and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, how- 
ever, the first night I took a laxative; the 
second night a milder one. Since that I 
have taken none at all. The effect of the 
Water has been remarkable- — its action on 
my liver most marked, and my health and 
spirits greatly improved. I am satisfied 
that the laxative, followed by the Water, 
was the proper treatment in my case. My 
condition is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIEUX, Greenville, S. C. 
LIVER AND KIDNEY 

I feel that it is due to you that I should 
give my testimony, unsolicited, as to the 
benefits derived from the use of your Shi- 
var Springs Water. I was unable to do my 
work, and had been under the treatment 
of physicians for six months for kidney 
and liver troubles when I decided to try 
your Spring Water, and now after using it 
for about thirty days I am able to do my 
work, feel good, and have gained about 
twenty pounds. I most heartily recom- 
mend its use to all who suffer from disor- 
order of the liver and kidneys. 

M. L. STEPHENS, Ohoopee, Ga. 
URIC ACID 

I have been for many years affected 
with uric acid and kidney trouble, and the 
Mineral Water has helped me more than 
anything I have ever done for them and 
therefore heartily recommend same to all 
who need a speedy relief. 
W. F. MATHNEY, M. D., Chancellor, Ala. 

I can recommend your Mineral Water for 
disorders caused by uric poison. I suffered 
and have been relieved. It affords me 
pleasure to recommend this Water to all 
sufferers. J. H. WHITMORE, 

Lexington, Va. 



216 



ZION*S LANDMARK 



A Home Cure Given by One Who Had 
It. 

In the spring of 1893 I was attacked 
by Muaculcr and Inflammatory Rheu- 
matism. I suffered as only those who 
have it know, for over three yeajs. I 
tried remedy after remedy, and doc- 
tor after doctor, but such ro'.ief as I 
received was only temporary. Finally 
1 found a remed/ that cured me com- 
pletely, and it nas never returned. I 
have given it to a number wao were 
terrible aflicted and even bedridden 
with Rheumatism and it effected a 
cure in every case. 

I want every sufferer from any 
form of t'heanjatio trouble to try this 
marvelous healing power. Don't send 
a cent; simply mail your name and 
address and I will send it free to 
try. After you have used it and it. 
has proven itself to he that long- 
looked-for means of curing your 
iLheumatism, you wy send the price 
of it, one dollar, but understand I do 
not want your monjy unless you are 
perfectly satisfied to send it. Isn't 
that fair? Why suffer any longer 
when positive relief is urns offered 
vou free? Don't delay. WrP » today. 
Mark H. Jackson, No. 702-D, Gurney 
Bldg., Syracuso, N. Y. 

Mr. Jackson is responsible. Above 
statement true. 



To half pine of water add 1 oz. Bay Rum 
a small box of Barbo Compound, and 1-4 oz. 
of glycerine. Any druggist can put this 
up or you can mix it at home at very little 
cost. Full directions for making and use 
come in each box of Barbo Compound. It 
will gradually darken streaked faded gray 
hair and make it soft and glossy. It will 
not color the scalp, is not sticky or greasy. 



Through desire a man, having separat- 
ed himself, seeketh and intermeddleth 
with all wisdom. 




Before destruction the heart of man la 
haughty, and before honour is humility. 



They shall bear thee up in their 
hands, lest thou dash thy hands 
against a stone. 

RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR. 




Freezing to boiling 
without breaking 



Those who use Pytex say it is the most 
lasting of cooking utensils. It never 
flabe.s oi cra/es — never rusts, dents, burns 
out or discolors. Lasts a lifetime. 

Ordinary pans waste two-thirds of the 
oven heat. Pyrex uses it all. It makes 
bread rise an inch higher, gives pies crisp 



TRANSPARENT OVEN DISHES 



rfflURINE Granulated Eyelids, 

MM W agmm-^ ■ : ?ote Eyes, Eyes Inflamed by 

"4mmp%ji2S un > Dus * a"<i Wind quickly '■7** | f 

S/tU I I»T?(^tC your Eyes and U inBab/rEyes" JEL# O ifC IK"^ X"l. S 
■ UUi\ L.Y LiJ No Smarting, Just Eye Comt'ort jo « , 

SSSSKSBSsfifiaeHS Alterative 

Ask Marine Eye Remedy Co. , Chicago d soi.i> pv au heading druggists 



Five Bottles Peruna 

Restored Me To Complete 
Health 




I Have \ 
Been In 
The Best 
Of Spirits 
Since, And 
Feel That I 
Owe My 
Health T6 
Peruna 



Sir. C. N. Petersen, dealer in fine 
boots, shoes and cigars, 132 S. Main 
St., Council Bluffs, la., writes: "I 
cannot tell you how much good Pe- 
runa^has done me. Constant confine- 
ment in my store began to tel! on my 
health and I felt that I was grad- 
ually breaking down. I tried several 
remedies prescribed by my physician, 
but obtained no permanent relief 
until I took Peruna. I felt better im- 
mediately and five bottles restored me 
to complete health. I have been in 
the best of spirits since, and feel that 
I owe my health to it." 

Our booklet, telling you how to keep 
well, free to all. The Peruna Co.,. 
Columbus, Ohio. 

Those who object to liquid medi- 
cines can now procure Peruna Tab* 
lets. 



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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



THE POWER OF GOD 
Dear Brother Gold: — My mind 
this morning is concerned with the 
goodness and mercy of God and 
His wonderful love to the children 
of men. A God that is great and 
good; one that is able to speak a 
world into existence; to people it 
with every creature needed to car- 
ry out the purpose of His mind ; and 
not ony to create, but to perpetu- 
ate. God made man of the clay 
and pronounced him good, just as 
he did all the work of his hands. 
God made nothing that was faulty. 
Man was good for the purpose for 
which he was created, and showed 
the wonderful handiwork of God. 
God placed man in the garden, and 
man's duty was to dress it and keep 
it. He was given the privilege of 
partaking of all the fruit of the gar- 
den except of the tree that stood in 
the midst of the garden, and when 
God forbade man to partake of the 
fruit of that tree, he warned man 
of what the consequences would be 
— he should die. So Adam could 
not say that God was unjust when 
he pronounced the sentence, for it 
was the result of his disobedience. 
God is in nowise responsible for 
Adam's sin, for He forbade the par- 
taking of the fruit of that tree, and 
told Adam what the consequences 
would be if he did. And since by 
this one act of disobedience death 
passed upon all of Adam's race, 
therefore every son of Adam when 
he is born into this world is dead in 
trespasses and in sins, even before 



he commits any individual sin of 
his own. All the sins that man 
commits in this life are the fruits of 
this sin. The tree is evil, therefore 
thefruit will be evil; but make the 
tree good, and the fruit will be 
good. 

Granting that all natural men 
and women are thus dead in tres- 
passes and in sins, why will so 
many preachers and teachers bid 
them come to Christ to be saved? 
Can the dead do anything? Are 
not the dead powerless to move, to 
think, to act? Have the dead a 
mind by which they cart reason and 
come to a conclusion, and thus de- 
cide that they have need of a Sav- 
ior? I say not. 

Being thus dead in trespasses 
and in sins, without knowledge of 
God and unable to see and feel their 
need of a Savior, why bid them 
come to Christ? Christ is risen 
from the dead and now sits at the 
right hand of the Father, making 
intercession for the saints. Who can 
ascend into heaven, that is, to bring 
Christ down ? Can these poor dead 
creatures ascend into heaven? No, 
but thank God, our Lord has not 
left the human race in such a con- 
dition without a remedy. 

So long as men and women are 
dead in trespasses and in sins, they 
are dead to the glory and knowl- 
edge of God. The letter killeth, 
but the spirit maketh alive. Then 
it takes the spirit of God to make 
them alive to His glory and to an 
understanding of His truth. God 



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is a spirit, and in order to become 
a child of God, it is necessary that 
man be born of the spirit of God. 
This is the second birth, for Christ 
says, "Ye must be born again." 
Paul says, "Because ye are sons, he 
sends his spirit into your hearts cry- 
ing, Abba, Father." His spirit op- 
erates upon the heart of this dead 
sinner, and he can then say that 
God is his Father, because he is 
born of God, because God is a spir- 
it. 

When he has been made alive by 
the operation of this living spirit 
upon his heart, he is then a new 
creature in Christ Jesus, but so long 
as he was dead he could not open 
the door and let Jesus come into his 
heart as is so often admonished 
from the pulpit. Besides, it is un- 
necessary for the poor dead sinner 
to open the door and let the Savior 
in. Christ was able to burst the 
bonds that held him in the earth, 
though in a sepulchre of stone, and 
to come forth from the tomb and 
ascend unto the Father; then why 
be so utterly foolish as to say that 
he is not able to open the heart of 
a poor, dead, helpless sinner and 
come in and make his abode there? 
Is it not denying the power of 
Christ to say that he cannot come 
into the heart except the creature 
be willing? 

Did not Christ have power to 
call Lazarus forth from the grave 
when he was dead and buried? 
Then why hasn't he power today to 
call a poor sinner forth from the 
grave of darkness and unbelief and 
make him alive to the glory and 
knowledge of God? Was not La- 
zarus a figure of those who are 
dead in trespasses and in sins? He 
was dead, and how could he come 
forth from the grave? His sisters 
had faith to believe that Christ 
would bring him forth from the 
grave in the day of the great resur- 
rection, but Christ chose this meth- 
od of teaching them that there 
were two resurrections. The one 



he showed to them in calling Laza_ 
rus forth from the tomb represents 
the first resurrection. Christ creat- 
ed the life in that dead heart, but 
he commanded his disciples to roll 
away the stone from the grave. 
This, to my mind, represents the 
work of the called and qualified 
servant of God. He must proclaim 
in words of life and salvation as it 
is opened up to his mind by the 
spirit, and this expounding of the 
word through the spirit rolls away 
the dark clouds of darkness and 
unbelief from the mind of the sin- 
ner in whom Christ has quickened 
divine life. Have you ever sat be- 
neath the sound of the gospel and 
felt to realize this, how all the dark- 
ness seemed to roll away and you 
could see the beauty and the glory 
of the Lord in what had once seem- 
ed so dark a mystery? Then is not 
this the rolling away of the stone 
from the grave? And is it not an 
evidence to you that this life of 
Christ has been created within you, 
making you a new creature in 
Christ Jesus, giving you eyes to see, 
ears to hear, and a heart to under- 
stand? 

But you will notice that Christ 
commanded his disciples to roll 
this stone away, else they could not 
have done it. Just so, Christ must 
work in the heart of the servant of 
God — the gospel minister — before 
that servant can roll away these 
clouds of darkness and unbelief 
from the mind of the hearer. The 
Lord works in the hearts of both, 
enabling them to see eye to eye and 
faith to faith. 

But when the stone was rolled 
away He cried with a loud voice, 
"Lazarus, come forth." And did La- 
zarus refuse to do the Lord's bid- 
ding? No. When the Lord speaks 
it is done; when He commands, it 
stands fast. He is a man of power, 
and speaks as one having authority. 
So, when he speaks, Lazarus comes 
forth from the grave, just as does 
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speaks. 

But notice, please, the scripture 
says that when he spoke Lazarus 
came forth bound hand and foot 
with grave clothes, and his face 
was bound about with a napkin. If 
he be bound hand and foot, could 
he. walk or labor with his hands? 
Certainly not. Just so it is with the 
dead sinner today when he is quick- 
ened into divine life by the opera- 
tion of the living spirit of God upon 
his heart and is called forth from 
the grave of nature's darkness 
by the voice of the Master — he is 
bound hand and foot, and is not 
able to serve the Master because of 
these bonds. Have you not seen 
poor, trembling little ones in this 
same condition? Have you not seen 
them hungering and thirsting for 
the water of life, rejoicing in the 
conversation of those who can talk 
of the love of Christ, longing to 
have a home with the living, and 
yet afraid to ask it? They were 
once dead, but now they are alive 
and desire a home among the liv- 
ing. 

Brother Gold, I hope I have trav- 
eled along this way and know 
whereof I speak. If so, I believe I 
understand just the condition La- 
zarus was in when he came forth 
from the grave bound hand and 
foot. But what did our Savior say? 
It was His spirit that had created 
the life within the dead, and now 
it is His voice that calls him forth 
from the grave; but now he turns 
to His disciples and says, "Loose 
him, and let him go." O, what 
blessed words! And thus it is that 
he today speaks to his obedient 
se ants — his gospel ministers — 
p ig, "Loose him and let him go." 
ou long as one is bound hand and 
foot,he cannot walk in the pathway 
of duty, neither can he labor with 
his hands for the Master; but when 
he is loosed of his bands — when the 
servants of God preach to him 
Jesus, the life, the light, and the 
way, and there is opened up to his 
understanding the beauties of his 



blessed word, and the poor trem- 
bling one can see that it is his duty 
to walk in the footsteps of Jesus by 
going down into the watery grave 
in obedience to the Lord's com. 
mand, then are his hands loosed, 
and then it is that he can walk in 
the pathway of truth and right- 
eousness, honoring his Lord by an 
upright walk and a godly conver- 
sation. Now it is that he feels free 
and can speak of the goodness of 
God and his tender mercy, sing 
songs of praise and rejoice in the 
preached word. He is now in posi- 
tion to work out his own salvation 
with fear and trembling — work out 
the salvation that is worked within 
through the spirit. It is done in 
fear and trembling, but hoping in 
the goodness and mercy of God. He 
knows that if he is saved, it is by 
the grace of God. He sees the Lord 
as pure and holy, and longs to be 
like him, earnestly desiring to 
serve him in meekness and humble- 
ness of spirit; to sit at the feet of 
the brethren and sisters, feeling the 
least of all. 

This is the first resurrection, and 
"Blessed and holy are they that 
have part in the first resurrection, 
for over such the second death hath 
no power." Unless we be partak- 
ers of the first resurrection, how 
can we hope for the second? And 
if we havepart in thefirst, then over 
us the second death can have no 
power, for we are then hid in 
Christ, form a part of His body, and 
in the second resurrection shall 
come forth and be fashioned like 
unto his glorious body and dwell 
with him forever. When Lazarus 
came forth from the grave he was 
bound hand and foot and the nap- 
kin was about his face; but think 
of the glorious resurrection of Jesus 
how he came forth leaving all the 
grave-clothes in the tomb, the nap- 
kin that was about his face folded 
and lying in a place by itself. While 
we dwell in this world the veil is 
between us and the fullness of 
heaven; we see in part and know in 



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part; but there, that that is in part 
shall be done away and we shall 
see Jesus face to face. In the sec- 
ond resurrection all our short-sight- 
edness shall be done away, as rep- 
resented by the napkin that was 
folded up and lying in a place by 
itself, and then we shall know all 
things, unhampered by the sin of 
the flesh that is the result of 
Adam's transgression of the holy 
law. All sin and carnality will be 
left in the tomb, and the body that 
shall rise to meet the Savior in the 
air when He comes in the clouds of 
love and glory will be a glorified 
body, changed and fashioned like 
unto his sinless body, and all these 
redeemed saints will form His per- 
fect bride arrayed in the spotless 
robe of righteousness that was 
washed in the blood of the Lamb 
when His blood was shed upon the 
cross for the redemption of this 
bride. It was because he loved this 
bride that he gave his life for her, 
and he loved her before we mortals 
were formed of the dust. That is 
why our Lord says, "Because I have 
loved thee with an everlasting love, 
therefore, with loving kindness 
have I drawn thee." Christ says, 
"None can come unto me except 
my Father which sent me drawhim, 
and I will raise him up at the last 
day." He also says, "All that the 
Father giveth me shall come unto 
me." Then it is plain that every 
one for whom his precious blood 
was shed shall come unto him when 
he cries with a loud voice, "Come 
forth." This is His voice speaking 
in the first resurrection, for if they 
have no part in the first, how can 
they partake of a second? It is the 
first resurrection that prepares the 
sinner for the second. When he is 
created anew in Christ, made alive 
by the spirit of the living God, he is 
then in possession of eternal life; 
hence, he can never die. He is now 
hid in Christ, and the second death 
cannot touch him. He is not dead, 
but asleep in the Lord, and when 
the trump of the Lord shall sound 



and time shall be no more, he shall 
come forth from the grave, no mat- 
ter where his body may have fallen, 
be changed in the twinkling of an 
eye, corruption changed to incor- 
ruption, mortality to immortality, 
be caught up with Christ in the 
clouds of God's love to dwell with 
Him forever. 

Is this not a theme to rejoice in? 
If we believe this, is not Jesus the 
author and the finisher of our 
faith? Do we not confess that He 
created us anew and made us alive 
when we were dead and helpless, 
and do we not hope that in the sec- 
ond resurrection our hope will be 
fully realized and His power and 
His glory will bring us forth from 
the grave? Then is he not worthy 
of all the praise since he has done 
it all? May we strive to love and 
serve Him more humbly and truly 
that when our time shall come to 
leave this world it may be truly 
said, "He has fought a good fight, 
he has kept the faith." 

I often think of the lovely breth- 
ren and sisters I met while in Vir- 
ginia three years ago, and my heart 
goes out to them in love and fellow- 
ship. May the Lord bless and keep 
his ' people everywhere, is my 
prayer. 

Your little sister in hope of the 
glorious resurrection of Jesus. 

LOLA HOLLAND. 
Fayetteville, W. Va., Mar. 19, 1918 



THE QUEEN OF SHEBA 
If the "Queen of Sheba" was an 
earthly monarch, history is silent as 
to her dominion. She is first heard 
of at the shrine of Solomon, 
(Christ) putting hard questions. 
Solomon answers all that was in 
her heart. Does not this imply that 
he took entire possession of the 
heart, which answers to Christ in 
the fight in heaven when the drag- 
on was cast out into the earth, or 
flesh? "Sheba," like the church, is 
a proper name, signifying "sur- 
rounded," "taken captive," "re- 
pose," and the figure "sev.en," (di- 



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vine attributes," "God in us." Was 
not the Queen surrounded by Solo- 
mon (Christ) and delivered from 
captivity, followed by repose, 
which is in full significance of the 
figure seven, God in us?" Let the 
child of God answer. Was there 
ever such repose as that produced 
by the revelation of Jesus Christ? 
In another role she presents her- 
self as "The Queen of the South," 
coming from the uttermost parts of 
the earth, still having no fixed hab- 
itation, no dominion over which 
she could wield the sceptre as an 
earthly sovereign ; she is "queen of 
the south" where, by the balmy in- 
fluences nature gets here verdure, 
and where the Esquimos of the icy 
regions, after the joints and mar- 
row are separated, and in like man- 
ner often the separation of the 
joints and marrow of the Hottentot 
of the scorching Afric clime, can 
fraternize as one; as with the Es- 
quimo and Hotentot even so can 
he who treads the "Halls of Fame," 
who has no peer be made to bow 
between these insignificants and 
ask with them to partake. 

This "Queen" has no fixed habi- 
tation, she comes from the utter- 
most parts of the earth ; even from 
the north, the south, east, and the 
west;' her subjects fraternize as one 
and we find this "Queen" has a 
sceptre, whose ensign is righteous- 
ness. Thus we have the "Queen of 
Sheba" answering to the Church 
of the First Born. 

LIZZIE HOLDEN GARRARD. 



Dear Brother Jones: — Only two 
days ago I was thinking of you and 
wondering how you were getting 
along this very changeable weather 
and in these turbulent times. 

On yesterday your letter came 
with your donation to our people. 
We thank you very much and the 
good Lord for putting in it your 
heart to remember us. 

Dear brother, it appears to me 
that the world at this time is like a 
boiling pot, or the water in it, heat- 



ed to its utmost capacity and every 
particle trying to get on top. It 
looks to me that nothing but the 
hand of God can cause it to cool off 
so as to dwell together in peace and 
love. 

I wonder if the Son of Righteous- 
ness is near the rising point when 
the full open daylight of gospel 
blessedness without a cloud or a 
shadow of darkness shall illumi- 
nate His people? Or is the gospel 
sun about to set on the Gentile 
world and the day of blessedness 
open upon the Jews? There is 
something, some fulfillment of the 
word of God near at hand. 

I expect that if we could know 
the minds of good old Simeon and 
the prophetess Annieandothers like 
them, as they looked out on the Ro- 
man armies, and saw the manifest 
worship of God declining and His 
people going into captivity and 
idolatry, and seeing men follow 
their own pernicious ways, and 
hate the way of truth, we would 
know that such feelings as many of 
the Lord's poor have now were felt 
by them, and that this is not a new 
thing under the sun. 

How good it is to feel and know 
that all this boiling and rolling, all 
this bloodshed, clattering of arms 
and roar of guns, poisoned gas and 
death can do no more than our Fa- 
ther please. 

What is so good as this glorious 
faith but He who gave it? Ah! my 
brother, men are boastful. They 
feel wise and strong. They boast 
of what they have done, can do. 
But one word from our God and 
they all go down and are no more. 

The court's possie said, "Never 
man spake like this man." What a 
word was that. The disciples won- 
dered at him, "what manner of 
man is this that even the winds 
obey His voice." 

The charioteer may not be able 
to guide his horses, the rudder may 
fail to steer the ship, the steering 
gear of the automobile may be de- 
fective. The rails may spread and 



222 ZION'S LANDMARK 



let the ladened train go to destruc- 
tion; every humanly invented ma- 
chine may fail, but our God rides 
majestically and His words carry. 
He is God, and He reigns. The 
clouds are His chariot and He rides 
on the wind. 

Does darkness cover your poor 
soul? Does it give you distress and 
fill you with fear? Know that 
clouds and darkness are round 
about Him, righteousness and judg- 
ment are the habitation of His 
throne. Are you begging, praying 
to see His face, His glory? He will 
come to you in the thick darkness 
and make all His glory to pass be- 
fore you, and proclaim His holy 
name, but He will secure you in the 
Rock under His almighty power. 
When He lifts the power that cov- 
ered you, you will see His back 
parts, or what He has done and 
how He cared for you and support- 
ed you in all your sorrows, conflicts 
and deliverences. Here your faith 
will shine as the face of Jesus 
Christ appears. 

The Lord keep us and save us. 

We are up but not well. 

Yours in hope and love. 

L. H. HARDY. 
Atlantic, N. C, Mar. 2, 1918. 



Southampton, Pa., Feb. 28,1918. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother in a precious hope 
beyond this fading scene :— Having 
finished reading the Landmark for 
February first, I feel like telling 
you how very interesting, and un- 
usually so, it seems to me, from the 
first to very last which was an obit, 
uary, and a very touching sketch, 
and my sympathy went out to the 
bereaved wife. 

The first letter was the rich ex- 
perience of an afflicted mother 
when her son started for the army. 
What a comfort to her to see what 
faith her dear boy had in the Great 
Ruler of all things. 

The trials of Mrs. Nannie Sharp 
were enough to touch a heart of 



stone. I should think it must be a 
comfort to you that you comforted 
her and many others in such deep 
affliction. Surely as this sister says 
"God works in a mysterious way, 
His wonders to perform. He plants 
His footsteps in the sea, and rides 
upon the storm." She was afraid 
not to tell of the Lord's goodness to 
her which was rich and very sweet. 

The message of sister Jane E. 
Hardee was most touching. How, 
in severe trial the Lord sent a be- 
loved sister to comfort her with a 
sweet dream which was "manna to 
her hungry soul," and she could 
not sleep for the unspeakable joy 
it gave her. Though this dear sis- 
ter has long gone home her memo- 
ry is still fresh as the song of June 
girls to the one she comforted. 

Both of the editorials in this 
number were "as ointment poured 
forth," being rich with truth and 
the wisdom that is not of this world 
and will comfort many hungry 
souls. 

With love to sister Gold and your 
family from your unworthy sister, 
BESSIE DURAND. 

Hoping we will see you and sis- 
ter Gold at our association this 
spring. 



Dear Brother Gold : — I have a 
mind from some cause, and I trust 
a good one, to write some for publi- 
cation. I hope that my mind may 
be led by the Spirit of God, but I 
am in bad health, not able to write 
but little, and have been so feeble 
for the past four months that I have 
heard but little preaching and see 
but few of the brethren. I still get 
the Landmark, and I get to read the 
Signs of the Times, and keep very 
well posted as to what is going on 
among the Old Baptists. 

I am frequently pained to notice 
a disposition among some of our 
brethren who write for our papers 
to deny the doctrine of the resur- 
rection of the bodies of the saints, 
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mental principle of the gospel of 
Christ, and just why any— -Baptist 
should try to dodge or deny this 
glorious and soul comforting doc- 
trine is a mystery to me. Years ago 
an Old Baptist minister wrote in 
one of our papers that the resurrec- 
tion is simultaneous With the death 
of every person, which seems to me 
a total denial of the resurrection. I 
want to say right here that the res- 
urrrection is always spoken in the 
Bible as an event that is to take 
place in the future at the last day. 
When Jesus told Martha her broth- 
er should rise again in the resurrec- 
tion at the last day, Jesus himself 
said, "and I will raise him up 
again at the last day." 

Jesus always spoke of the resur- 
rection as something that was to 
take place in the future at the last 
day. I do not know what the state 
or conditionn of the dead is be- 
tween death and the resurrection, 
but it is plain to my mind that there 
is a future judgment as well as a fu- 
ture resurrection, and I don't know 
whether the judgment day will 
continue one day or one thousand 
years, but according to the Scrip- 
tures there will be a day of judg- 
ment. It is also said in the Bible 
that He hath appointed a day in 
which He will judge the world in 
righteousness, and it is appointed 
unto men once to die but after this 
the judgment. 

The book of Revelation teaches 
a future day of judgment, in which 
they are to be judged every man 
according to his works. The sec- 
ond coming of Christ is another Bi- 
ble doctrine as essential and im- 
portant as the resurrection and fu- 
ture judgment. Christ said to his 
sorrowing disciples, "If I go away 
I will come again and receive you 
unto myself, that where I am there 
ye may be also." The apostle Paul 
did not seem to think that blessing 
and privilege could be realized 
here in this world, as he desired to 
depart and be with Christ. When 



the disciples stood gazing up into 
heaven after the ascending Lord, 
two men stood by them in shining 
raiment who said, "Why stand ye 
here gazing up into heaven, this 
same Jesus whom ye have seen go 
into heaven shall so come again as 
ye have seen him go into heaven." 
Paul says, and as it is appointed un- 
to men once to die but after this the 
judgment, so Christ was once offer- 
ed to bear the sins of many, and 
unto them that look for him shall 
He appear the second time without 
sin unto salvation. Again, for ye 
are dead and your life is hid with 
Christ, in God. When Christ who 
is our life shall appear then shall 
we appear with Him in glory. 

I know that I have quoted suffi- 
cient scripture to prove that there 
is a future resurrection, a future 
judgment and a future coming of 
our Lord Jesus, but I will quote 
once more. The Lord himself shall 
descend from heaven with a shout 
and with the voice of the archangel 
and the dead in Christ shall rise 
first and then goes on to say that 
we who are alive and remain until 
His coming shall not prevent them 
which are asleep, dead of course, 
but we shall be caught up to meet 
the Lord in the air and we shall 
ever be with the Lord. He further 
says we shall be changed in the 
twinkling of an eye. This shall be 
done at the last sound of the trump, 
for the trumpet shall sound and the 
dead shall rise. But Oh, brethren, 
and sisters in Christ, let us thank 
God and rejoice in the hope that we 
shall one day awake in the likeness 
of Christ, be like Him and see Him 
as He is and be satisfied. Let us 
comfort one another. 

With these words I will close, but 
the subject is not exhausted. 

Brother Gold, I hope you can find 
space in the Landmark. I believe I 
have writen the truth. I may never 
write again, as I can realize that I 
am giving away very fast. 

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lines may find you and family well. 
I trust you may be blessed to come 
this way and preach for us again, 
and that God's richest blessings 
may rest upon the dear children of 
God, is the desire of the unworthy 
writer. 

R. S. SUMMERS. 
Ruffin, N. C, R. 1, Box 90. 



Dear Brother Gold: — I beg a 
little space in the Landmark to 
speak a few words to the Baptist 
brethren and sisters and more es- 
pecially to the members of the Con- 
tentnea Association about our prop- 
erty at Kinston. 

This is a valuable piece of prop- 
erty. It belongs to every Primitive 
Baptist, but is in the care of those 
good faithful brethren and sisters 
who have their names enrolled 
there as members. These faithful 
members have worked hard and 
faithful day and night to get a con- 
venient place so they could have a 
place to meet together, a place they 
could call HOME, where they could 
worship God under our own vine 
and fig tree. God gave the prom- 
ised Land to the children of Israel 
as a whole but Joshua, according to 
God's instructions divided it among 
them for their own convenience. So 
is every piece of property that is 
owned by the Primitive Baptists, 
but is located here and there for 
our convenience. Now brethren, 
let us go in and possess it; we can 
do it if we will. Now let us make 
a self case of it. Suppose the mem- 
bers at Bear Creek, Pleasant Hill, 
Lower Town Creek or any other 
community should lose their house, 
would you not be thankful for a 
mite from any member? I know 
you would. 

Now brethren, let me make some 
figures and you will see it will cost 
only a very small mite. I believe 
I am safe in saying the property 
owned by the members of the Con- 
tentnea Association could not be 



bought for one million dollars and 
to raise the amount needed for us 
to raise would not exceel one sev- 
enth of one per cent. You know we 
can do it. The city improving the 
streets increased the debt to 
$1,900.. These good brethren 
have agreed to give three hundred 
dollars each, making a total of $900 
if the Baptists will raise the other 
$1,000, the good faithful brothers 
and sisters by their never-failing 
labor have raised $300 ofthis $1000 
There is about 770 members be- 
longing to the Asociation leaving 
off those at Kinston; can't these 
770 members raise $700 to secure 
this $900? I know we can. Re- 
member the poor woman who by 
casting in her mite cast in all of her 
living. We are not asked to do 
this. I do not know what her mite 
was for, but we do know what ours 
is for. It is to secure our own prop- 
erty. I believe there is a hundred 
members in the association that are 
worth more property than I am and 
I am willing to be one of a hundred 
to make up $500, that will leave 
only $200 for the other 670 mem- 
bers to raise. Who will be the oth- 
er ninety-nine? 

L. J. H. MEWBORN. 



THE LAW OF LANGUAGE 
INADEQUATE 

Paul says: "I heard things un- 
lawful for man to utter." The queen 
Sheba by the "hearing of the ear 
was constrained to visit Solomon 
that "her eyes might behold him;" 
and after delivering herself of all 
she could express of what she had 
learned at the shrine of Solomon, 
declared that: "The half had not 
been told." Why? Because in 
both instances the law of language 
had never been endowed with 
words of sufficient power to express 
the ecstacy embraced in the revela- 
tion of Jesus Christ. These two, 
though separated by many years, 
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perience, and, I believe if it were 
possible to produce Adam and at 
the same time the last one of God's 
children on earth, who" is to be en- 
lightened, and after being enlight- 
ened bring them together, though 
thousands of years had intervened 
between them, and ask them to 
an expression of the fulness of the 
revelation of Jesus Christ, each 
would answer as did Paul and the 
Queen of Sheba: "These things 
are unspeakable and full of glory." 
LIZZIE HOI.DEN GARRARD. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. LI. NUMBER 10 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 1, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 



Dear Elder Lester: — Today I 
read some Landmarks of 1887 and 
98, and you wrote such a soul feast- 
ing piece in May 15, 1889 on ,Why 
do the Heathen Rage, and enjoyed 
it so much. There is so little that 
I understand about the precious 
word of God, yet I know I do not 
believe the popular preaching of 
today, and sincerely desire to know 
more of the truth. I am not a mem- 
ber with the visible church here, 
but some times feel like my little 



hope reaches beyond the grave. But 
I am in the valley of doubts and 
fears most of the time. There are 
so many storms for my little bark 
to pass through that my hope often 
grows very dim. But today has 
been a feast reading what the Bap- 
tists preached before I made my 
advent into this sinful- world, 
which proves to me that they are 
right, because they have not chang- 
ed, and I know there will be wit- 
nesses all the way through. If I 
know my heart, I love the doctrine 
you and others set forth so forcibly, 
and it is manna to my poor, hungry 
soul. 

I have been a subscriber to the 
Landmark two years myself and 
sometimes that is all the preaching 
I get. If not asking too much, will 
you give your views on Rom. 8:6? 

I believe the work of regenera- 
tion does not change the carnal 
mind or fleshly nature. There is a 
warfare. We hate sin, yet sin is 
mixed with all we do. My wicked 
acts and thoughts are a sore trial 
to me. I once thought because I 
lived an honest, honorable and vir- 
tuous life that I was all right, but 
there came a change (Oh, is it the 
right change?) when I saw myself 
a sinner justly condemned before 
God, and I thought I would go de- 
ranged. But relief came, and at 
times I feel relieved, but so often I 
am in gloom and despair. If this 
is not the lot of the heirs of prom- 
ise I am doomed. 

Pray for me when it seemeth 
right. 

Unworthily, 
SADIE M. PRICE. 

Sumersville, Tenn. 



C ARN ALL Y— SPIRITUALLY 
"For to be carnally minded is 
death, but to be spiritually minded 
is life and peace." Romans 8:6. 

As there are two characters of 
minds, one of which is affected in 
this respect, and the other in that, 
it becomes at once necessary to de- 



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termine whether these minds are 
each in a different creature, or 
whether they are both in the same 
creature. There is a carnal mind 
which "is enmity against God; for 
it is not subject to the law of God, 
neither indeed can be." And again 
it is said, "With the mind I myself 
serve the law of God, but with the 
flesh the law of sin." It is evident 
that Paul did not serve the law of 
God with a mind that was not sub- 
ject to his law, nor could be. He 
says, But we, he and those to whom 
he was writing, have the mind of 
Christ. Therefore Paul had in him 
the mind of Christ with which he 
served the law of God; and he also 
had in him the carnal mind which 
is not subject to that law. The one 
mind pertains to the law of the 
spirit of life, and the other to the 
law of sin and death. 

The scriptures are addressed to 
the children of God, and are de- 
scriptive of their makeup, life and 
character, the emotions that gov- 
ern them, and identify them as the 
followers and worshippers of God, 
and teach them what it is to be a 
child of God, and a worshipper of 
God. 

Whatever Paul may have meant 
by this saying, it is true and only 
true as it is known and felt in the 
life and experience of all who are 
taught of God, and know the truth 
of the gospel in the belief inclined 
to confirm to the manner of living 
which is congenial with legal or 
law principles, or a conditional 
covenant, or a system of works for 
life and salvation. All flesh or peo- 
ples are carnally minded, actuated 
solely by the carnal mind, which is 
the only mind they have, which is 
a state of death, and one in that 
state becomes dead. Men in nature 
are dead in trespasses and in sins. 
Men in divine nature are dead to 
sin and to the law by the body of 
Christ. Men in nature never want 
to do good, whereas men in grace 
want to do good but, do not know 



how, nor do they find the how. 

To will was present with Paul, 
but how to do, or to do that which 
was good he found not. This do- 
ing good would be as keeping the 
law, and to do this one must be 
good; but Paul found that he was 
not good, that in him, that is in his 
flesh, there dwelt no good thing. 

Endeavoring to do a good thing 
and not knowing how to do it and 
not knowing really what it is that 
should be done, and having noth- 
ing good with which to do it, is to 
be carnally minded which is death, 
the end of all human suffering, a 
state of utter helplessness. 

I want to explain the truth 
taught in the text and its connec- 
tions, if I may, and to do so I wish 
to impress upon the mind of the 
readers, especially of the enquiring 
mind, the importance of a careful 
consideration of the words of the 
text and their meanings. It does 
not say: To be carnally minded is 
dead, but to be carnally minded is 
death. Death is a state, or a condi- 
tion in which we must be before it 
can truly be said of him that he is 
dead, and yet it may not be truly 
said of every one who may be said 
to be in that state or condition. 
There may be but one state or con- 
dition called death, and yet there 
may be several respects in which 
those who are in that state may be 
dead. One may be dead to sin 
and another is dead to the law, and 
another is corporally dead; but we 
are not considering this last phase 
of the dead. It is said that the 
dead know nothing of that in 
which or to which they are dead. 
But we are not considering the 
dead, but the state or condition 
called death. The reason the dead 
know not anything is because they 
become to be so thoroughly allied 
to the condition in which they are 
held as to come into a kind of unity 
with it, tifcis becoming unaffected 
by or intelfcted in the the condition 
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living and not the dead, that we 
have under consideration. John 
says: How shall we that are dead 
to sin live any longer therein? Here 
we have living people in a state of 
death. But we are not so much 
considering living people in a state 
of death as we are a state of death 
in living people. It is the living 
creature that knows by what and 
how it is affected, whether it be of 
death unto death, or of righteous- 
ness unto eternal life. Paul says: 
with the mind I myself serve the 
law of God, but with the flesh the 
law of sin. With his spiritual mind 
— the mind of Christ — he served 
God in the law of the spirit of life ; 
but with his carnal mind, he 
served the law by which is the 
knowledge of sin, the finishing of 
which bringeth forth death. There 
seems to be a power in this death. 
Paul says being held in its captivi- 
ty, from which he could not deliver 
himself, when he cried out unto the 
living God, in confession of his 
wretchedness, and of His power to 
deliver and save. It was a con- 
sciousness of this state or condition 
in him, this carnal mindedness that 
constituted in substance and flesh, 
the messenger of satan, which was 
given to him to buffet him, lest he 
should be exalted above measure, 
through the abundance of the rev- 
elations which the Lord made in 
him and to him. It is said that lust 
when it hath conceived, bringeth 
forth sin, and sin, when it is finish- 
ed, bringeth forth death. Now this 
is in no respect truer than it is in 
our experience. As surely and as 
often as we are given to feel the 
power of redemption we are also 
given to feel the power of that from 
which we are redeemed. Our 
knowledge of things, in the division 
of the word of truth, isintensifiedby 
contrast, the one being set over 
against the other, and in this gra- 
cious redemption we have the for- 
giveness of sins. Therefore we feel 
to be sinners saved by grace "By 



grace are ye saved.". Saved yester- 
day, today and forever. We feel to 
need a present salvation because of 
thepresence of that from which we 
are saved. And we feel that we 
need this salvation personally be- 
cause we, I am the sinner and the 
seat of the matter is in me, it is in 
my flesh, it is in my heart, it is part 
and parcel of me. I am it. How 
sore a plague is sin. Its reign is 
always unto death. Our best 
thoughts, purposes, desires and en- 
deavors are polluted with it and by 
it are we turned and led to its fin- 
ishing which is death. 

But so sure as we know these 
things to be true in our hearts and 
minds, we know it as of a spiritual 
mind by which we are turned unto 
the channels of spiritual minded- 
ness which is life and peace. 

Death is the finality of every- 
thing that is contrary to life and 
peace. It is the end of legalism in 
all of its phases. The varied cor- 
ruptions of our natural minds in 
matters of a religious turn are but 
the ways of this end. There are 
but two ways,, one of which seems 
right to our natural, literal, carnal 
senses, the end of which are the 
ways of death. This is a broad 
way with a wide gate. It is a liber- 
al way, a reasonable way, a conven- 
ient and easy way. It readily 
adapts itself to our opinions, no- 
tions and whims. Once in this way 
there is heard but one acclaim and 
that is: these be thy gods, O Israel 
that brought thee out of the land 
of Egypt. 

There is a readiness in the natur- 
al mind to suggest the proper pro- 
visions for all of our needs; and we 
are as ready to respond to its 
promptings, and the accomplish- 
ment is death. How prone we are 
to lose sight, for the moment of the 
blessed truth that we are saved by 
grace, and it does seem that we 
should know that the same grace 
that saves us must and will keep us 
saved. "I have blessed him, yea 



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and he shall be blessed." And of 
his fullness have all we received 
and grace for grace." The prompt- 
ings of spiritual mindedness to 
maintain the principles of righteous- 
ness, are not in order to our salva- 
tion, but because of our salvation. 
Our service to Godispurely unselfish 
and gracious. We love Him because 
He first loved us. How peaceful in 
heart and mind is the child of God 
when under the influence of the 
quickening of the spirit in a blessed 
assurance of the preserving and 
saving mercies and grace of God. 
To be spiritually minded is to have 
faith in God and in His Son Jesus 
Christ, and to feel a submission to 
His will, and the fulfillment of his 
purposes, and to desire that His 
will and purpose might be your will 
and purpose, and His mind your 
mind to the praise of the glory of 
His grace. P. G. L. 



NEW HEAVEN AND NEW 
EARTH 

"And I saw heaven opened and 
behold a white horse; and he that 
sat upon him was called faithful 
and true, and in righteousness he 
doth judge and make war." Rev. 
19:11. 

This most wonderful character is 
called the word of God. He was 
clothed with a vesture dipped in 
blood. And the armies which were 
in heaven followed him upon white 
hores, clothed in line linen and 
clean. 

"And he hath on his vesture and 
on his thigh a name written King of 
kings and Lord of lords." This is 
the Son of God having all power in 
heaven and in earth. 

Everything is judged and re- 
ceives its just reward. All corrup- 
tion, sin, sorrow, and death is swal- 
lowed up in the triumphant victory. 

The curse is taken off from the 
earth. There is no more sin, nor 
pain, nor death ; no more wars, and 
that which belongs in hell is sent 
there. 



Blessed and holy is he that hath 
part in the first resurrection which 
is the resurrection of Jesus. For 
He is the first fruit, and if the first 
fruit is holy so is the lump also 
holy; for on such the second death 
hath no power; but they shall be 
priests of God and of Christ, and 
shall reign with him a thousand 
years. 

John was shown a new heaven 
and a new earth wherein dwelleth 
nighteousness; for the first heaven 
and the first earth were passed 
away and there was no more sea. 
Rev. 21:1. 

Seas denote storms, winds, great 
judgments, great revolutions, men's 
hearts failing them for fear. There 
shall be no more of these in the 
ripening, finishing, closing of all 
powers of darkness and death. 

"And there was no more sea." 
Seas denote storms, wind, great 
judgments,, whales, great powers 
of evil. There shall be no more of 
these in the ripening, finishing, 
closing of all powers of darkness 
and^ death, and the coming of the 
glory of the resurrection life. 

John saw the holy city, New Je- 
rusalem coming down from God, as 
a bride adorned for her husband. 
And John heard a great voice out 
of heaven saying, Behold the tab- 
ernacle of God is with men, and He 
will dwell with them, and they 
shall be his people, and God shall 
be with them, and be their God. 
And God shall wipe all tears from 
their eyes, and there shall be no 
more death, neither sorrow, nor 
crying, neither shall there be any. 
more pain, for the former things 
are passed away. And he that sat 
upon the throne said, Behold, I 
make all things new. And he said 
unto me write, for these words are 
true and faithful. 

John was carried away in the 
spirit to a great and high mountain, 
and was shown the city, the New 
Jerusalem descending out of heav- 
en from God. 



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Do you observe that all these 
glorious things come down from 
heaven? This is the city of the liv- 
ing God, and when all former 
things are done away, all corrup- 
tion, sin and death, and, and the 
devil, and hell are cast into the lake 
of fire and brimstone, and God 
shall dwell with his people, where 
nothing can ever offend, there is 
eternal heaven. 

It doth not yet appear what we 
shall be; but we know that when 
we shall see him as He is we shall 
be like him. 

We now behold something of this 
wonderful manner of the love of 
God; but it cannot fully appear 
while we are in the flesh. 

Every one that hath this hope in 
him purifieth himself as He is pure ; 
for the divine power and energy of 
this love so inflames and strength- 
ens all that have tasted and drunk 
of this love of God to lay up treas- 
ure in heaven, where neither moth 
nor rust doth corrupt and where 
thieves do not break through and 
steal; for the wicked cannot desire 
that blessed estate. 

It doth not yet appear what we 
shall be; but every one that hath 
this hope in him, this anchor of the 
soul both sure and steadfast, hath 
the witness in himself. He has 
seen and felt that the things of this 
world cannot satisfy him. He sees 
Him that is invisible in the sense 
that nothing of this world can sat- 
isfy him as it once did ; and there is 
a hungering and a thirsting after 
righteousness in him that moves him 
to seek first the kingdom of God 
and His righteousness. He cannot 
fellowship the things of earth that 
are fading away, and perishing. 
Nor can he consider this as a dwell- 
ing place or home. He seeks one 
to come eternal in the heavens. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries 



C. H. T ALLEY. 

Dear Bro. Gold: — I have been 
requested to write a short obituary 
for publication in Zion's Landmark. 
The family of the deceased would 
appreciate space for same. 

C. H. Talley was born January 
7, 1876, and died March 14, 1917. 
He married Miss Mary Talley 
March 8, 1891. There were born 
to them seven children, four boys 
and three girls. One of the girls 
died July 12, 1908. He was not a 
member of the church but a strong 
believer in the old Baptists and we 
do believe that he had a bright 
hope. I fel like he should have 
joined the church years ago. He 
attended church at Wolf Island and 
other places. His wife is a mem- 
ber. 

Mr. Talley was good and kind to 
all, a good kind father and hus- 
band. His funeral was preached 
by the writer. His body was laid 
to rest in the cemetery at Wolf Is- 
land church, where it will rest till 
the last day when we believe it will 
be raised and fashioned after the 
glorious body of Jesus then to 
abide with him forever. 

Yours in hope, 

G. M. TRENT. 

Reidsville, N. C. 



MATTIE TERRY. 

God's fiinger has again touched 
a dear one in the person of Mattie 
Terry, and she sleeps the "Sleep 
that knows no waking," until the 
same just Being awakes her in the 
resurrrection. 

Mattie leaves an aged father, one 
sister and four brothers. She was 
a most lovable character; as a 
friend one of the gentlest, kindest, 
and truest. Her home is bereft of 
a jewel, one ever ready to sacrifice 
pleasures for the welfare of others, 
this fact they fuly realize. Her 
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hushed forever ; but she lives in the 
hearts of those who knew her best, 
for "they are they" who loved her 
most. 

Mattie was never strong yet with 
unfaltering energy she followed 
her daily duties. She had a com- 
plication of diseases, and was con- 
fined to her bed about three 
months. We could but hope when 
we saw her pallid face (except a 
flush on each cheek) that she would 
recover; but 'twas hope against 
hope, for we saw her soul passing 
away from the embrace of her fire- 
side; which was made so bright by 
her life, flaming with splendid les- 
sons of prudence, patience, truth 
and beauty. God has taken her for 
a purpose unknown to us, but trust. 

"She's gone from the evil to 
come." Her life's work is complet- 
ed, we can do no less than drop a 
tear of affection, thus showing our 
high appreciation of her noble 
qualities of beautiful womanhood. 
The world has few such characters 
as Mattie, and when called away 
the loss is irreparable. She was a 
defender of "Salvation by grace," 
and grace alone, though she never 
made any outward profession, but 
loved to hear the truth in its purity, 
hence we can trust that she "sleeps 
in peace," and in triumph shall 
rise. 

One who knew and loved her. 
LIZZIE HOLDEN GARRARD. 



MRS. L. O. BARNES. 
Louise O. Ellis was born August 
12th, 1825, was married to James 
R. Barnes December 6, 1849 and 
died October 28, 1917, making her 
stay on earth 92 years. She joined 
the Primitive Baptist church at 
Moores and was baptized by Elder 
A. J. Moore inJune 1876. In 1904 
her health failed. She asked for a 
letter and carried her membership 
to White Oak where it was at her 
death. She had not been to church 
in some time as she was almost deaf 
and could not see very well. She 



loved her church and loved to be 
in their conversation, but could not 
express her felings as others could, 
although she was a strong believer 
in God and His wonderful work. 

Some time before she died she 
said, "I want you to promise me 
something for I don't think I will 
stay with you much longer. I want 
you totake care of Coffield." That 
was her oldest son who was paral- 
yzed and helpless. Since then he 
has died also. "I don't want you to 
wear black for me as it is nothing 
but a fashion and leave it off." I 
told her I would do all she wanted 
me to do. She said, "Now I can go 
satisfied for I know you will keep 
your promise." 

She was not afraid of death or 
dying as she had such strong faith 
and would sit and talk to me till I 
felt like I could not bear any more. 
I think she was perfectly willing 
and ready togo, felt like she had 
stayed her time, there was nothing 
to do but close her eyes and all 
would be over. That was the way 
she died, without pain or struggle. 
She was taken sick one Wednesday 
night, something like a chill. We 
were up with her all night, had not 
been able to get off the bed alone. 
I went out to get breakfast, as soon 
as I left her she tried and did get 
up and went into the other room. 
Mr. Forbes told me she was up. I 
got to her in time to keep her from 
falling. I called Billie to help me 
get her on the bed. She swooned 
away in our arms after we got her 
on the bed. She revived and said, 
"I think I am going to die." That 
day she called her mother and sis- 
ter. I thought shewas calling me, 
and asked her whatshewanted. She 
answered, "You arenot the Sallie I 
was calling." I called my sister to 
come, as I thought the time was 
near. Mother seemed to get better, 
we thought she would get up. Sat- 
urday she seemed to be right well, 
trying to walk around she went on 
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her and helped her up and found 
she could not move her foot. She 
must have had another stroke, as 
she did not get hurt from the fall. 

May we all take courage from 
the Christian life she lived and en- 
deavor to met death as she did 
without fear or murmuring word 
but stand at the gate of death wait- 
ing the welcome message : Child, 
your Father calls you home. 

Written by her daughter, 

SALLIE B. FORBES. 



MRS. SALLIE COBB. 

It is with much sadness that I at- 
tempt to write of the death of my 
loving cousin, Mrs. Sallie Cobb. She 
was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
George Stancil. She was born June 
23, 1891 and died June 21, 1917, 
when she passed from earth to 
heaven, we believe. She was not a 
member of the church but was a 
strong believer in the Primitive 
Baptist doctrine and loved them. I 
knew her for several years and we 
were together a lot and I never 
have missed any one as bad as I do 
her except my own dear father who 
died October 1, 1917, his stay on 
earth being 72 years. We do miss 
them O, so much, it don't seem as 
I can ever get over it. I loved them 
so well. She was a very quiet, meek 
and humble woman, loved by all 
that knew her. She left a large cir- 
cle of relations and friends to 
mourn the their loss, but we feel 
like we saw the step of a Christian 
in her life. She always manifested 
and entered into the well doings of 
every one and especially did she 
hate all things that were evil. She 
will be remembered by me as long 
as I live. 

Her death was most unexpected 
to us as she had been sick only a 
short time. We did not think her 
condition was in any way serious 
until a few hours before she died. 
There is a vacancy in their home 
that never can be filled. Dear Lord 
comfort us all and make us all to 



understand more plainly and to see 
and feel that the Lord's way is the 
best. Dear Sallie is away from us 
and we miss her everywhere^ We 
hope dear Jesus has taken her for 
his own and we can meet her there. 
"A precious one from us is gone, 

A voice we love is stilled; 
A place is vacant in our home 

Which never can be filled." 

Written by a cousin who loved 
her dearly. 

MISS LENA PAGE. 



ISABELLA GENTRY. 

Dear Brother Gold: — By request 
of her husband I will attempt to 
write the death of dear sister. She 
was the wife of W. A. Gentry. She 
was born March 4th, 1858, died 
November 22, 1917, making her 
stay on earth 59 years, 8 months 
and 18 days. 

She was married to W. A. Gen- 
try. She lived happily with him 
for more than 30 years. 

To this union wereborn four chil- 
dren. One died an infant. 

Truly she was a dutiful wife and 
a loving mother to her children. 
She never seemed too tired or was 
it ever too hot or too cold todo her 
duty by them. 

As a neighbor she was kind and 
ever willing to extend a helping 
hand to the needy and sick. 

Her sickness being pneumonia she 
did notlive but a short while, then 
her precious soul took its flight to 
its Savior. We shall miss her lov- 
ing voice and her sympathetic 
touch. 

She united with the Primitive 
Baptist church in her early life. She 
was received by letter at.Surl 
church August 1890. She remain- 
ed a faithful member of that 
church till her death. She attend- 
ed the meetings regularly unless 
Providentially hindered. 

Her home was ever open to the 
preachers, brethren and friends to 
whom she extended a hearty wel- 
come. 



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Her remains were carried to Surl 
church for burial. The funeral 
was conducted by Elder J. W. Peed 
her pastor. 

May God g"ide and protect her 
dear husbanc^children and grand- 
children tofollow in the footsteps 
of the one just gone beyond. For 
she is one that has lived such a life 
that surely it cannot be forgotten. 
Written by the clerk of her church, 
J. E. DEAN. 



MRS. EDITH LAMM. 

It is with a sad heart that I at- 
tempt to write the death of my dear 
mother, Mrs. Edith Lamm. She was 
the daughter of Nathan and Lanie 
Lamm. She was twice married. 
She was married to Mr. Thomas 
Boyette in 1861. She was the 
mother of ninechildren, four of 
whom survive her, two boys and 
two girls and nineteen grandchild- 
ren to mourn their loss. But we 
hope our loss is her eternal gain. 
We grieve not as those that have 
no hope, for she went through 
many trials and tribulations here. 
She lost her husband in March 1901 
and mas married to Isham Lamm 
in 1903. Sheunited with the church 
at Lower Black, Creek in 1872 in 
which she lived a faithful member, 
always filling her seat when she 
could until a few years ago moved 
her membership in full to Content- 
nea and remained there until death. 
She seemed to be more devoted and 
had the strongest love for her 
church of any one I ever saw. She 
did not want to talk much of any- 
thing else, especially in her last 
days. Oh ! that I could be as faith- 
ful, as she was. She was a good 
mother, and Oh, how I do miss her, 
especially when I go tochurch. 

Farewell dear mother, thou art 
gone, yes gone to thy heavenly 
home 

There we hope to meet thee, 
Where parting is not known; 

Gone from a world of trouble, 
Reached a fairer shore, 



Dear one we miss thee, 
But we should weep no more. 

Thou art gone from us dear one, 
To reign with angels above, 

To rest forever with Jesus, 
And sing redeeming love. 

We loved her, yes, we loved her, 
But the angels loved her more 

And they have sweetly called her 
To yonder shinging shore. 

Her funeral was preached at 
Contentnea church July 3, 1917, by 
Elder George W. Boswell to a large 
concourse of friends and relatives. 
And she was quietly laid to rest in 
the Contentnea cemetery, until Js- 
sus comes the second time and 
raises her vile body and fashions 
it like unto His glorious body, and 
then go to live in peace forever. 

Written by her loving daughter, 
MARY L. LAMM. 



DAVID FUTREL. 
Being appointed by Muddy Creek 
church, the Lord willing, I will 
write the obituary of David Futral 
who was the son of Daniel and The- 
rest Futrel, was born January the 
26, 1845, reared and died in On- 
slow county, North Carolina. De- 
parted this life January 15, 1918, 
making his stay on earth 73 years, 
11 months, 19 days. He entered 
the war between the States and 
performed the duties of a soldier 
faithfully, and was loyal to his 
country. After the war ended he 
returned home and was married to 
Miss Rachel Simpson, which union 
was blessed with 7 children and 32 
grandchildren. His wife preceded 
him to the grave about 6 years. 

He was a good neighbor, hus- 
band, father and grandfather. 

May 21, 1881 he joined the Prim- 
itive Baptist church at Muddy 
Creek, Duplin County and was bap- 
tized by Elder James Cavenaugh 
Since that time he has been faithful 
and true. He will be greatly miss- 
ed by all. He proved his faith by 
his walk and Godly conversation. 



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233 



One of the first to keep up cor- 
respondence with church of the 
White Oak Association, Union 
metings and sister associations, has 
traveled many miles in this way, 
and may the Lord in His love and 
mercy so direct the children and 
grandchildren that they may fol- 
low the landmarks of their father 
and grandfather and walk in his 
footsteps that they may be an hon- 
or to themselves and their commu- 
nity, and that in due time be made 
to see themselves as he is and claim 

Jesus as their Savior. 

The pains of death are past, 

Labor and sorrow cease; 
And life's long warfare closed at 
last, 

His soul is found in peace. 
Soldier of Christ, well done, 

Praise be thy new employ, 
And while eternal ages run 

Rest in thy Savior's joy. 

Submitted by order of Confer- 
ence. , , 

I. S. DAVIS, Asst. Clerk. 
Hallsville, N. C, March 5, 1018. 



Give unto the Lord the glory due 
unto his name; bring an offering 
and come into his courts. 



WATCH THE DATES 

The subscribers to the Landmark are 
urgently requested to send us their sub- 
scription without the necessity of mailing 
a statement, since letter postage has ad- 
vanced one cent each. Watch the date 
opposite your name. This indicates the 
time you are paid to. Then if you are be- 
hind send us the money. 

P. D. GOLD. 



For the Lord will not cast off His 
people, neither will He forsake His 
inheritance. 



JAC03S & CO., CLINTON, S. C. 
Soliciting Offices: 

New York. 113 E. 28th St E L. Gould 

St. Louis, 4123 Westminister Ave. 

W. H. Valentine 
Chicago 1548 Tribune B\(<g....J. H. Rigour 
Ashevtlle, N.C., 41 Biltmore Ave.G. H. Ligon 
Birmingham, Ala., 22nd bt. Bridge and 

Morris Av«» R M. Lano 



STOCK LICK IT-STOCK LIKE IT 



ELDER J. W. WYATT 

Saturday and 3rd Sunday and at 
night in May — Kinston, N. C. 

Mondav — Newport. 

Tuesday' night — Moorehead City 

Wednesday — North River. - 

At night — Straits. 

Thursday night — Davis. 

Saturday and 4th Sunday — 
Hunting Quaters. 

Brother Wyatt hopes to have his 
daughter with him, therefore the 
North River and Straits brethren 
will please provide two convey- 
ances for them. 

Yours in hope, 

L. H. HARL'Y. 



P. D. Gold, if the Lord will, will 
preach at Abbotts Creek Saturday 
and 1st Sunday in May. 




Bor Horses, Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
for the Blood, S*,>peter 
for the Kidneys, Nux 
Vomica, a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Deed by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask your dealer 
for Blackman's or write 



BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

CHATTANOOGA. TENNESSEE 



They shall bear thee up in their 
hands, lest thou dash thy hands 
against a stone. 



"Papc's Diapcpsin" Neutralizes Excessive 
Acid in Stomach, Relieving Dyspepsio, 
Heartburn and Distress at Once. 

Time it! In five minutes all stomach 
distress, due to acHity, trfll go. No indi- 



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gestion, heartburn* 5^<traess or belching 
of gas or eructation of undigested food, 
no dizziness, bloating, foul breath or head- 
ache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its speed 
in regulating upset stomachs. It is the 
surest, quickets stomach sweetener in the 
whole world, and besides it is harmless. 
Put an end to stomach distres sat once by 
getting a large fifty cent case of Pape's 
Diapepsin from any drug store. You real- 
ize in five monutes how needless it is to 
suffer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
stomach disorder caused by fermentation 
due to excessive acids in stomach. 



HYOMEI 



Prom Famous Eucalyptus Three of 
Australia Comes Mr. Booth's 
Wonderful Discovery 

Some years ago, the noted Richard 
T. Booth, founder of the blue ribbon 
movement, temperance orator and 
leader of international fame who in- 
duced over a million men to sign the 
pledge, developed a very serious ca- 
tarrhal trouble while lecturing in Lon- 
don. Seeking to regain health he went 
to inland Austdalia where he breathed 
day and night the antiseptic balsam 
as given off by the forests — especially 
the Eucalyptus trees. 

This experience led Mr. Booth to the 
discovery of the most wonderful ca- 
tarrhal treatment known to the medi- 
cal scieince — Hyomei, .which is formed 
from the purest oil of Eucatlptus com- 
bined with other healing and antisep- 
tic ingredients. Hyomei is a germ 
killing vaporied air, absolutely harm- 
less but wonderfully effective in the 
treatment of catarrh in all of its 
forms, cold in the head, spasmodic 
croup, hay fever, clergymen's sore 
throat and similar complaints. 

The treatment is simple but most 
scientific. You breathe Hyomei. It is 
pronounced the only method of treat- 
ment that sends by direct inhalation 
to the most remote part of the air pas- 
sages, a balsamis air that destroys all 
ferns and bacilli of catarrh in the 



breaching organs, sooths and allays 
all irritation and enriches and puri- 
fies the blood with additional ozone. 

A complete Hyomei' outfit, including 
an inhaler, dropper and sufficient Hy- 
omei for several weeks treatment, $1.- 
15 ; extra bottle inhalant 60c. Sold by 
druggists on a positive guarantee of 
satisfactory results or money refund- 
ed. If your druggist can not supply 
it, write 

Booth's Hyomei Company, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 



SPRING COLDS 
Are the Worst 

They lead to cafarrh and pneu- 
monia. They weaken the entire sys- 
tem and leave it unable to resist the 
sudden changes. They interfere 
with your digestion and lessen your 
activity. Neglected ' they soon be- 
come that dread disease known as 
systematic catarrh. Don't neglect 
them. It's costly as well as danger- 
ous. 

F*ER UNA 

WILL SAFEGUARD YOU 

Have a box of Peruna Tablets 
with you for the sudden .cold or ex- 
posure. Tone your system up with 
a regular course of the liquid Peru- 
na, fortify it against colds, get your 
digestion up to normal, take care of 
yourself, and avoid danger. If you 
are suffering now begin the treat- 
ment at once. Give Nature the help 
she needs to throw off the catarrhal 
inflammation, and again become 
well. 

Peruna has been helping people 
for 44 years. Thousands of homes 
rely on it for coughs, cold and indi- 
gestion. It's a good tonic for the 
weak, as well. 

THE PERUNA COMPANY, ' 
Columbus, . Ohio 



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Riieuniatisiii 




A Home Cure Given by One 


Who Had 


It. 




In the spring of 1893 I wa 


3 attacked 


by Muscular and I nf lam m at 


ory Rneu- 


matism. 1 suffered as only 


hose who 


have it know, for over thre 


e years. 1 


tried remedy ai'ter remedy, 




tor aftt • doctor, but such i 


e'.ief as I 


received was only temporar 


y. P in illy 


1 found a remed.- that curei 




pletely, and it nas never r 


jturneu. I 


have giveu it to a number 


wuo were 


terrible aflicted and even 


bediludviti 






cure in every case. 
I want ever; 


rom any 


form of i - sieamatic Double 


o t :■>■ tins g 


a cent; simply mail your 




address and 1 will bend i 




try. After you have used 




has proven itself to be t 




looked-for means of cur 




rheumatism, you w;- send 




of it, one dollar, but undcrs 




not want your mor ;y unljs 




perfectly Satisfied to send 




that fair? Why suffer ai 




when posi'ive relief is 




you free? Don't delny. Wri' 




Mark H. Jackson, No. 702-D, Gurney 


Bldg., S^racis-, N. 




Mr. Jackson is lc^ponsibl 


j. Above 


statement true. 





"CASCARETS" WORK 

WHILE YOU SLEEP 



For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, Slug- 
gish Liver and Rowels — Take 
Cascarets Tonight. 

Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indigestion, 
Sallow Skin and Miserable Headaches 
come from a torpid liver and clogged 
bowels, which cause yuor stomach to be- 
come filled with undigested food, which 
sours and ferments like garbage in a swill 
barrel. That's the first step to untold 
misery — indigestion, foul gases, bad 
breath, yellow skin, mental fears, evrey- 
thing that is horrible and nauseating. A 
Cascaret tonight will give your consti- 
pated bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleep — a 10-cent box 
from your durggist will keep you feeling 
good for months. 



TOM TIGER, RANGE OUTLAW 

A tale in 10 chapters beginning April 
25th in The Youth's Companion. A youth 
from the East goes to a Western horse 
ranche and meets a curiously baffling set 
of circumstances which lead to his friend- 
ship with the wild horses that gives this 
intensely interesting story its name. 

FREE TO YOU. .Write The Youth's 
Companion, Boston, Mass., for the first 
three issues, containing this story, and 
they will be sent you free of charge. If 
you wish a periodical of highest purpose, 
noble ideals, intense interest and in- 
structive value nothing will surpass The 
Youth's Companion, $2.00 per annum. 



A SLIP OF THE KNIFE 
resulting in an injured finger, a stubbed 
toe, a splinter or any other one of the 
numberless petty injuries that are likely 
to happen in any family any day, may not 
seem serious at first but when neglected 
and aided by the careless touch of a dirty 
hand may It come infected and develop in- 
to an ugly sore The sore is only one step, 
removed from hiood poison, and that only- 
cue step from death. Don't play with fate. 
Apply Gray's Ointment immediately and 
freely in all skin injuries. Its constant use 
for ninety-seven years has made it a family 
word in every household. Write W. F. 
Gray & Co., 857 Gray Bldg, Nashville, Ten- 
nessee, for sample. 



Girls! Make this cheap Beauty Lotion to 
Clear and Whiten Your Skin. 

Squeeze the juice of two lemons into 
a bottle containing three ounces of or- 
chard white, shake well, and you have a 
quarter pine of the best freckle and tan 
lotion, and complexion beautifier at very, 
very little cost. 

Your grocer has the lemons and any 
drug store or toilet counter will supply 
three ounces of orchard white for a few 
cents. Massage this sweetly fragrant lo- 
tion into the face, neck, arms and hands 
each day and see how freckles and blem- 
ishes disappear and how clear, soft and 
white the skin becomes. Yes! It is 
harmless. * 



'Hie record of the Kellam Hospital is 
without parallel in history, having restored, 
without the use of the Knife, Acids, X-Ray 
or Radium, over ninety per cent of th many 
hundreds of sufferers from cancer which 
it has treated during the past twenty-two 
years. We want every man and woman in 
the United States to know what we are 
doing. KELLAM HOSPITAL, 1617 W. Main 
St., Richmond, Va. , 



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A SPRING MEDICINE 

That Will Make You Feel Better, Look 
Better, Eat and tleep Better. 

In view of the fact that disease is 




of n remarUaV. 
.scrofula, ec 
feeling and^ 



general tonic for weak and run-', 

people, invalids mho convalescent 
It is pleasant to take, aids diges 
and supplies the vital organs will 
rich red blood essential to health. 




nr. J. H. DYE MEDICAL INSTITUTE, 

D-4 L nc:'n B'dij.. Bufiaio. N. Y. 



THICK, GLOSSY HAIR 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

Girls! Try it! Hair Gets Soft, Fluffy and 
Beautiful — Get a Small Bottle of 
Danderine. 

If you care for heavy hair that glistens 
with beauty and is radiant with life; has 
an incomparable softness and^is fluffy and 
lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one application doubles the beauty 
of your hair, besides it immediately dis- 
solves every particle of dandruff. You 
can not have nice heavy, healthy hair if 
you have dandruff. This destructive scurf 
robs the hair of its lustre, its strength and 
its very life, and if not overcome it pro- 
duces a feverishness and itching of the 
scalp; the hair roots famish, loosen and 
die; then the hair falls out fast. Surely 
get a small bottle of Knowlton's Dander- 
ine from any drug store and just try it. 



SAGE TEABEAUTtFIES 
AND DARKENS HAIR 

Don't Stay Gray- Sage Tea and Sulphur 
Darkens Hair So Naturally That 
Nobody Can Tell 

You can turn gray, faded hair beauti- 
fully dark and lustrous almost over night 
if you'll get a 50-cent bottle of "Wyeth's 
Sage and Sulphur Compound" at any 
drug store. Millions of bottles of this old 
famous Sage Tea Recipes, improved by 
the addition of other ingredients, are sold 
annually, says a well-known- druggist 
here, because it darkens the hair so nat- 
urally and evenly that no one can tell 
it has been applied. 

Those whose hair is turning gray or 
becoming faded have a surprise awaiting 
them, because after one or two applica- 
tions the gray hair vanishes and your 
locks become luxuriantly dark and beau- 
tiful. 

This is the age of youth. Gray-haired, 
unattractive folks aren't wanted around, 
so get busy with Wyeth's Sage and Sul- 
phur Compound tonight and you'll be de- 
lighted with your dark, handsome hair 
and your youthful appearance within a 
few days. 

This pardonable is a toilet requisite 
and is not intended for the cure, mitiga- 
tion or prevention of disease. 

PELLAGRA 

is guaranteed for one bottle 
to benefit any case of Pellagra, 
Rheumatism, Scrofula, Ecze- 
ma, or any blood, liver or kid- 
ney disease, or your dollar returned and 
no questions asked then. Why suffer or 
pay big bills? Take expensive trips or 
buy a remedy with no assurance, If not 
benefitted, of getting your money refund- 
ed. I have built my trade with a meri- 
torious remedy and fair dealing; a trial 
is all I ask you to give G. S. Sold by drug- 
gists, or I will send it prepaid, price $1.00 
per bottle or 6 for $5.00. Always call on 
your druggist for G. S. before you order 
from me. Write to me for testimonials. 

L. M. GROSS, 
721 Spring St., Little Rock, Ark. 



GS 



Ziom LANDMARK 



Ml 



GLASS OF SALTS IF 



Pat Less Meat if You Feci Backachy or 

Have Madder Trouble Salts 

Fine for Kidneys 

Meat forms uric acid which excites and 
overworks the kidneys in their efforts to 
filter it from the system. Regular eat- 
ers of meat must flush the kidnevs occa- 
sionally. You must relieve them like you 
relieve your bowels; removing all the 
acids, waste and poison, else you feel a 
dull misery in the kidney region, sharp 
pains in the back or sick headache, dizzi- 
ness, your stomach sours, tongue is coat- 
ed and when the weather is bad you have 
rheumatic twinges. The, urine is cloudy, 
full of sediment; the channels often get 
irritated, obliging you to get up two or 
three times during the night. 

To naturaiizc these irritating acids and 
flush off the body's urinous waste get 
about four ounces of Jad Salts from any 
pharmacy: take a tablespoonful in a glass 
of water before breakfast for a few days 
and your kidnevg will then act fine and 
bladder disorders disappear. This fa- 
mous salts is made from the acid of 
grapes and lemon juice, combined with 
lithiq, and has hen used for generations to 
clean and stimulate sluggish kidneys and 
stop bladder irritation. Jad Salts is inex- 
pensive; Karmlesa and makes a delightful 
effervescent liihiowater drink which mil- 
Kf.ns of men and women take nov and 
then, thus avoiding serious kidney and 
bladder diseases. 



Delicious "Fruit Laxative" Can't Harm 
Tender Little Stomach, Liver 
and Bowels. 

Look at the tongue, mother If coated, 
your little one's stomach, liver and bowels 
need cleaning at once. When peevish, 
cross, listless, doesn't sleep, eat or act 
naturally, or is feverish, stomach sour, 
breath bad; has sore throat, diarrhoea, 
full of cold, give a teaspoonful of "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours 
all the foul, constipated waste, undigested 
food and sour bile gently moves out of its 
little bowels without griping, and you 
have a well, playful child again. Ask 
your druggist for a bottle of "California 
Syrup of Figs," which contains full di- 
rections for babies, children of all ages 
and for grown-ups. 



"I Would Not Part\ 
with it for $10,000" 



body and life first. , 

The Natural 
Body Brace I 

Overcomes WEAKNESS I 
and OUCAXIC AILMENTS I 
of WOMEN AND MEN. W 
Develops erect, graceful 
flffiire. Brings restful re- 
lict, r .il.ihu to ,!,> 

WEAR IT 30 DAYS FREE AT OUR EXPENSE 



Cuinlnrlah] ■ 



KEEP YOURSELF FIT 




The Evening Line-Up 



Both children and grown-ups, 
coughs and colds, are all the better for 
a dose of Foley's Honey and Tar at 

bed time. It wards off croup, stops 
tickling throat, and hacking coughs, 
and makes an otherwise feverish, sleep- 
less night of coughing and distress, a 
quiet and restful one. 

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, Mr. Chas. 



linker 



'My 



a..d Tar is , 



,ush t 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS 

I gladly recommend this water to the sick. 
Hotel open winter and summer. Water 
shipped from Rural Hall, N. C, at $1.50 per 
case of 12 half gallons and cases to be 
returned In 30 days. 

Last summer my health became very 
poor. I went to Moore's Mineral Springs, 
in Stokes County, N. C, remaining there 
about 12 days. I returned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the skin, 
the bevels, kidneys, stomach, catarrh, ttc, 



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Wash the Poisons of 

Rheumatism 

Sciatica, Neuralgia 
and Uric Acid 

Out of Your System 
With Shivar Spring 
Mineral Water. 



THE GUARANTEE. 



Think of it! A mineral water of such won- 
derful blood-cleansing power that it is ac- 
tually shipped to every state in the Union 
and even to foreign lands un ler a positive 
guarantee that the price will be refunded, 
should the user report no benefit. 

Shivar Mineral Water is unquestionably 
the greatest of all American mineral spring 
waters and there are thousands who con- 
tend that it is the best mineral water in 
all the world. 

In Rheumatism and in other forms of 
auto-intoxication such as Sciatica, Nerral- 
gia, Chronic Headache and Uric Acid Dia- 
thesis, Shivar Mineral Water has succeeded 
where every known mdicine had failed. Phy- 
sicians attribute 'his to its peculiar power 
of dissolving and completely washing out 
of the system the leucoroaines, or body poi- 
sons that cause these diseases. 

Delightful to drink, wonderful in its 
blood-cleansing power, Shivar Spring Water 
may be shipped any distance, at any season, 
without losing its virtues in the slightest. 

Though a thousand miles away, you may 
use it in your home with identically the 
same results, as if you drank it at the 
Spring. 




THE RESULTS. 

Read the following letters which are fair 
samples of tens of thousands that are re- 
ceived at the Spring, then accept Mr. Shi- 
var's guarantee offer. T .t gives you the 
- equivalent of a three-week ' visit to his cele- 
brated Spring, with no charge for the wrter 
should you report no benefit. Sign your 
acceptance on the coupon below: 

Fremont, North Carolina. 
After using Shivar Water my rheumatism 
has almost entirely disappeared. When I 
commenced to take it I was unable to turn 
myself in bed. I am now going where I 
please. Wishing you much tucce^s in your 
noble work, I am Very respectfully, 

J. H. BEST, J. P. 

Scranton, South Carolina. 
My wife has been a sufferer of rlieuma 
tism, and after drinking twenty gallons of 
your Mineral Water was entirely cured of 
the horrible disease. 

J. D. McCLAM. 

Bishopville, South Carolina. 
The Water has done more good than any 
medicine I have ever taken for rheumatism. 
Have been drinking it three months and am 
entirely free from pain. I stopped the medi- 
cine upon receipt of the first Water. 

H. S. CUNNINGHAM, 
Editor Leader and Vindicator. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



239 



Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. 

WM. S. CARTER. 



I know of several who were cured of 
rheumatism with this water. Pleas-i hhip 
at once and oblige. 

JOHN P. RHOD'.S 



Roper, North Carolina 
I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anything I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H.C.EDWARDS. 



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Leeds, South Carolina. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that it 
has acted nicely in each case, and I believe 
that if used continuously for a reasonable 
time will produce a permanent cure. It will 
purify the blood, relieve debility, stimulate 
the action of the liver, kidneys and bladder, 
aiding them in throwing off all poisonous 
matter. C. A. CROSBY, M.D. 

Union, South Carolina. 
I have suffered from headaches for the 
past ten years, due to constipation, but 
since using your Water I have been greatly 
benefitted and scarcely have headaches at 
all. It has made me feel better in every 



respect and has given iiie d fine appetite, 
something I did not have before. 

CHAS. B. COUNTS. 

Warrentoii, Virginia. 
It is doing my rheumatism so much good. 
My limbs are beginning to feel like new 
ones. MRS. JAMES R. CARTER. 

Chancellor, Alabama. 
I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney troubles, and the Min- 
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thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
fore heartily recommend same to all who 
need a speedy relief aud cure. 

W. F. MATHENY, M.D. 

Florence, South Carolina. 
I suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your spring 
water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shivar Spring Water 
in the sky so that the world could become 
acquainted with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 



Atlanta, Georgia. 
In the interest of the afflicted I cheerfully 
state, seeing your advertisement in the 
Wesleyan Christian Advocate I decided to 
try Shivar Spring Water in the case of my 
daughter, who had been a suffered from a 
malignant type of sciatica, and could get 
no permanent relief from medicine. After 
using the Water a few weeks she has almost 
entirely gotten relief from pain. In this 
case it has been a great blessing. 

M. L. UNDERWOOD. 



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eruption was entirely relieved after using 
fiften gallons of the water, and the con- 
dition of the stomach and bowels so im- 
proved that the patient could eat and di- 
gest anything desired." 

It is generally conceded that Pellagra is 
due to defective assimilation of food; in 



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Personal Experience. 



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' women who suffer 
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Since taking it I 
have a fine healthy 
baby girl and have 
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nraise your med- 
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_M after meals foi . 

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NERVOUS DISEASES 

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articles by Dr. Biggs, treating on Nervous Debility, Melancholia, 
all forms of Neurasthenia, Nervous Dyspepsia, and other nervous 
diseases. The articles explain the cause of these ailments and 
fully describe the treatment employd at the Biggs Sanitarium in 
such cases. 

A copy of the pamphlet will be sent FREE to any address on 
request. 

THE BIGGS SANITARIUM, Asheville, N. O. 




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Try this test yourself with any 
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Killed by Poisons 

All scientists agree that poisonous 
products in the blood are eliminated by 
the kidneys and liver. The kidneys act 
as a kind of filter for these products. 
When the kidneys are changed or de- 
generated, by disease or old age, then 
these poisons are retained in the body. 
If we wish to prevent old age coming 
on too soon, or if we want to increase 
our chances for a long life, Dr. Pierce of 
the Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y., says 
that you should drink plenty of water 
daily between meals to flush the kidneys. 
Then procure at your nearest drug store 
Anuric. This Anuric drives the uric acid 
out. Scientific men have learned that in 
gout, also rheumatism, poisonous uric 
acid crystals are deposited in or about 
the joints, in the muscles — where in* 
flammation is set up. 

If we wish to keep our kidneys ia tbe 
best condition a diet of milk and vege- 
tables, with only little meat once a day, is 
the most suitable. Drink plenty of pure 
water, take Anuric three times a day for 
a month. An-u-ric is many times more 
potent than lithia and dissolvea uric 
acid as hot water does sugar. 

Send 10 cents to Dr. Pierce, if yen wish 
to obtain a trial package of Anuric. 

Clifton, Tenn.— "I wish t» say that 
I suffered from backache and kidney 
trouble for some time. I could hardly 
do any kind of jyork. I heard of Dr. 



will give Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets l. 
good trial. They do all that is required 
of them— they will not fail to benefit*— 
Miss Ermine Ruth Moser, B. F. D. & 

Milton, N. C— "I suffered very much 
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Anuric I obtained relief and have had 
no trouble since. I cheerfully recommemi 
the Anuric Tablets to all who suffer froth 
too much uric acid in the system."— Caft. 
W. G. Graves. 

For free medical advice write Dr. V. M. 
Pierce, Invalids' Hotel, Bu^lo. NT. Y. 



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and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
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the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. , 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST. 



DR. BODENHEIMER'S SERMON. 

Preached at Ridgeway Baptist 
Church Sunday, November 5th, 
1899. 

The following discourse was 
preached at Ridgeway, Va., on the 
first Sunday in November 1899 and 
requested by the citizens to be pub- 
lished: 

The following synopsis •of the set 
mon preached by me is correct, ue 
the same more or less. 

Respectfully, 

L. I. BODENHEIMER. 
Last night I heard the orators of 
-Henry County, Va., discuss the po- 
litical issues of the day, with great 
ability and zeal, they all acquitted 
themselves, with credit as able de- 
fenders of their principles, and the 
brother (Stone) who has just taken 
his seat has acquitted himself in the 
defense of the gospeUof Christ, and 
it now falls to my lotto discharge 
my duty in setting before you God's 
method of saving sinners and pre- 
sent to you the economy of grace in 
the salvation of his beloved Zion, 
and I can assure you that all the ob- 
jections and all the abuse that the 
world may or can heap upon the 
plan of salvation as devised by in- 
finite wisdom in the council of 
peace, before the foundation of the 
world, will never, no never, cause 
God to change, nor undo any part 
of his plan to save sinners and as 
we expect a democratic speaker to 



fully defend the principles of de- 
mocracy, and a Republican to fully 
defend the principles of republican- 
ism, and a lawyer to do the best he 
can for his client, and the doctor to 
do the best he can for his patients, 
so we may expect God's servants 
to be faithful to the charge commit- 
ted to them in declaring the truth 
as set forth in the Scriptures. I 
shall therefore endeavor to lay be- 
fore you today the only way of sal- 
vation as presented in the scrip- 
tures to a ruined world, and as a 
starting point for my position I re- 
fer you to the following language 
of Christ by the Prophet Hos.ea, "I 
will ransom them from the power 
of the grave, I will redeem them 
from death; O, death I will be thy 
plague; O, grave I will be thy de- 
struction, repentance shall be hid 
from mine eyes.** 

Also a text in the Psalms, that 
I have not yet been able to turn to, 
as brother Stone closed his dis- 
course sooner than I was expecting, 
yet I think the Psalmist says "None 
of them can by any means redeem 
his brother, nor give to God a ran- 
som for him, for the redemption of 
their souls is precious, and it ceas- 
eth forever." This text affirms two 
great truths, and the first is that 
affirms the salvation of the soul 
deem his brother." Then the sub- 
ject of redemption by human means 
is closed against debate forever 



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with every believer in God's word, 
and that system of salvation can no 
longer be considered worthy of 
recognition. Then we must look 
for a plan that God will recognize. 
The second thing affirmed in this 
text is that the "Salvation of their 
soul is precious." This is because 
it took "The precious blood of 
Christ" to redeem them. Hence 
this great system of salvation is af- 
firmed and should be, and is ac- 
knowledged by all believers. I 
shall lay my premises today in har- 
mony with the two that I have 
read in your hearing in which one 
affirms the slavation of the soul, 
while the other as strongly affirms 
the salvation of our bodies from 
death and the grave. So I shall in- 
sist that man is a compound being, 
made up of soul and body, a mortal 
and immortal part, and that the 
immortal part or soul can never die 
a corporeal death, yet it is "dead 
in tresspasses and sins" but the 
mortal part or body dies a corporeal 
death, and goes into the grave as 
its victim and will live again, and 
the same soul that occupied it be- 
fore death will return to it again in 
the morning of the resurrection and 
reunite and the body will put on 
immortality, and be as the soul, 
capacitated to live forever either in 
heaven or hell, according as they 
laid down in dead, hence it is 
written "Death and hell shall give 
up the dead that are in them." 
Some think heaven and hell are 
like an oyster bed, that you will be 
in one or the other but will have no 
knowledge that it is you ; but let 
me tell you that whether you go to 
heaven or hell you will have all 
your faculties of intellectuality, 
and more so than you have here, 
for if you are saved you will be ca- 
pacitated to bear an eternal weight 
of glory, and if you are lost you will 
be capacitated to endure an eternal 
weight of damnation. You will not 
be as an oyster in the bottom of the 
sea, neither knowing nor caring 



about your state of existence. Oh, 
how sad would death and the grave 
be without this blessed promise in 
our text, "I will ransom them from 
the power of the grave I will re- 
deem them from death.'* I suppose 
there is not a grown person in this 
congregation that has not followed 
some loved one to the grave, and 
there wept as you saw the lifeless 
body laid low in the tomb, and your 
only comfort was that my dear one 
will live again in the morning of the 
resurrection; but is your hope rest- 
ing on, or in a conditional doctrine 
of acceptance on the part of the 
dead in the grave in order that they 
may be raised from the dead, or is 
it alone upon the promise in our text 
that neither expresses nor implies 
"one condition to be accepted and 
performed on the part of your dead ; 
but you are relying alone on an un- 
conditional promise of the Lord 
Jesus Christ in which he says "I 
will ransom them from the power 
of the grave." This as well as all 
of God's promises brings comfort 
in proportion to the confidence you 
have in the promiser. 

A promise from one that is p Ha? 
brings no joy with it, but this prom- 
ise is made by one that cannot lie, 
"For it is impossible for God to lie." 
Again if one were to make you a 
promise and you knew he was not 
able to fulfill it you could get no 
comfort out of his promise, but he 
who promised that your loved ones 
that are now dead shall live again 
is able to fulfill this promise be- 
cause "All power in heaven and in 
earth is given into his hands." Now 
as it takes the soul, and the body 
to make or constitute the man, and 
it is the man that is saved, you are 
compelled to admit that no condi- 
tional plan could be of any service 
to the body part of the man who is 
dead in his grave, and if you had no 
other promise than a conditional 
one on which your dead were to be 
raised out of their graves, not one 
of you would ever expect your dead 



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to evei live again — now if the body 
part of rtian is redeemed from death 
amd the grave absolutely without 
conditions to be accepted and per- 
formed on the part of the dead, 
then the soul part of the man is 
also saved without conditions to be 
accepted and performed by the 
soul, or there are two plans of sal- 
vation, a conditional plan, to save 
the soul half of the man, and an 
unconditional plan to save the body 
half of the man ; and the Bible 
teaches but one way, and as the un- 
conditional plan can reach and save 
both halves, soul and body, this is 
bound to be the plan of salvation. 
Because the soul being dead in tres- 
passes and sins, is as wholly unable 
to hear, accept and perform spirit- 
ual things of God, as the body dead 
in the grave is to hear, accept and 
perform natural things, and the on- 
ly reason why people deny this 
truth is because they understand 
what natural death is but cannot 
understand what spiritual death is. 
Then when we rememberthat every 
one in this house will soon be com- 
pelled to die and the young whose 
cheeks are now rosy, and their eyes 
sparkle with joy, they too must 
fade and sink in death in spite of 
all the skill of your doctors and the 
prayers of weeping mothers, death 
will show no mercy, but has been 
the plague of all ages, and all sexes 
from the time that only two were 
born into the world and Cain slew 
Abel; and death then began to be 
the unquestioned foe of the world 
and has with an unbroken march 
steadily entered into every family 
and torn the lovely babe from its 
tender weeping mother's breast. 
But Christ will at last "swallow up 
death in victory" and be its ever- 
lasting plague. I now wish to dis- 
criminate between conditions as a 
cause of salvation and conditions as 
the result of salvation, and condi- 
tions as the result of God's moral 
law. First, there is no conditions to 
be performed by the sinner, as a 



cause why God saves him, as I have 
fully shown by the resurrection of 
the dead, which is a part of the 
redemption, so declared in our text, 
but after the dead sinner is made 
alive and raised from the dead then 
and not till then is he able to com- 
ply with any condtions then his 
time happiness depends largely up- 
on his time conduct, and here is the 
point where the great mistake is 
made by all the armiman condition- 
al world, on one hand and by many 
of the advocates of election and 
predestination on the other hand, 
because there are conditions in the 
law,to them that are under the law. 
The Armenian believes andpreadh- 
es that complying with these condi- 
tions will secure your salvation and 
because salvation is unconditional, 
many Baptists repudiate the condi- 
tions that are in the law, as well as 
the conditions that are in the gos- 
pel, as the result of salvation and 
not the cause of salvation and hence 
believe that because "The natural 
man receiveth not the things of the 
spirit of God neither can he know 
them" that he cannot receive, nor 
know the things of the law of God, 
nor do them. For this reason the 
arminian who believes he can re- 
pent, act faith, believe and be sav- 
ed whenever he gets ready,goes out 
and does his meanness, supposing 
he is in no danger, as he can get 
religion in time, while the man who 
believes that if he is tobe saved, 
and no matter what he does or does 
not do, will make no difference in 
his condition, so he goes out the oth- 
er direction and does his meanness, 
believing that what is to be will be. 
Now my opinion is that it will be a 
whipping race between the two as 
to which gets to hell first! Some 
say that every thing is foreknown 
of God, and therefore must come to 
pass, but let me tell you that sin is 
not a thing for the scriptures tell us 
that "All things were made by Him, 
and without him was not any thing 
made that was made," so sin was 



244 



not made, and therefore is not a 
thing. Man was made, and there- 
fore is a thing, but is the act of a 
thing, gome say God foresaw man 
would sin but the scriptures tell us 
that "By man came sin" and if 
God's foreknowledge be the cause 
of sin, then the scriptures should 
read, by foreknowledge never ac- 
complishes any thing, nor causes 
anything, only as God himself puts 
it into execution, God foreknew he 
could ,and would create the world, 
long before the world was made, 
but until God put his knowledge in- 
to execution, there was no world 
made, neither men, angels, nor the 
devil can use God's foreknowledge. 
Dr. Smith, sitting here in this house 
has a knowldege of medicine, but 
no man can use his skill but himself, 
if so then every body could practice 
medicine because Dr. Smith is a 
doctor and Dr. Smith would be im- 
peachable for all the malpractice 
done. I deny that God's foreknowl- 
edge effects any thing but God him- 
self, and causes God to act, and 
shapes God's purposes and actions; 
but has nothing to do in shaping 
the purposes and actions of men. 
It is a fixed fact that doctors and 
all scientific men know that if wa- 
ter be dammed up it will stagnate ; 
but does their knowledge either 
dam the water up, or cause it to 
stagnate? They also know that 
stagnant water will produce fever, 
but was their knowledge of the ef- 
fects of stagnant water, the cause 
that produced the fever? They al- 
so know that quinine is a cure for 
fever; but does the remedy make 
the necessity that the fever should 
abound, or does the fever make the 
necessity for the quinine to be 
made? So neither does God's fore- 
knowledge, nor the provisions of 
salvation through Christ as our 
spiritual quinine, or cure for sin 
make it necessary that we should 
sin in order that there be a use for 
the remedy. — But sin calls for a 
remedy, and not a remedy calls 



for sin, as the fever calls for the qui- 
nine and not the quinine calls for 
the fever. — Then I hold that all 
men owe a duty to God, whether 
they be saints or sinners ,and when 
you discharge that duty, you have 
paid the debt you owed, just as your 
State and county taxes, so long as 
they are not paid you owe a just 
debt to your State, and when you 
pay your taxes you simply pay your 
debt; but this discharge of your du- 
ty does not bring the State under 
obligations to give you a pension, if 
so, there would not be an insolvent 
returned, for all would pay their 
taxes. In like manner every man 
owes obedience to God's law, and 
if he renders that obedience, he 
only pays a debt; but he gets no 
pension (eternal life) for so doing. 
So is our works under the law. Then 
it behooves every man to pay his 
taxes (duty) because the less sin 
he commits, the less will be his pun- 
ishment in the world to come, for 
there are as certainly degrees in 
hell as there are in a thermometer, 
for if you have one finger raw with 
a sore, and one finger that has only 
a small sore on it, and one finger 
that has no sore at all, and you hold 
the three fingers the same distance 
from your hot stove you will find 
the finger that has the greatest sore 
will have the greatest misery, be- 
cause the sore makes it more suscep- 
tible to the fire, and sin being the 
sore of the soul will make it suscep- 
tible to the vengeance of God. 
Hence the more you sin, the greater 
will be your damnation, for this 
reason I call upon all men to turn 
from sin ; not that it will make you 
a new creature in Christ, or help 
you to get to heaven, but because 
if you fail to get to heaven, it will 
lessen your punishment in hell. But 
some say it is just as bad to want 
to do a thing as to do the thing, but 
if a man wants to shoot me, I rather 
he would want his life time than to 



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shoot once. I do not think he could 
want hard enough to kill me, but 
he could shoot hard enough to do it. 

A man may want to drink whis- 
key, but I never knew a man to 
want it bad enough to make him 
drunk, provided he did not drink 
it. It is no sin to be tempted to 
drink, to lie, to steal, nor to commit 
adultery. The sin of temptation is 
not in the tempted, but in the temp- 
ter. Christ was tempted forty days 
and yet without sin because he re- 
sisted every temptation. Then the 
devil when he tempted him commit- 
ted all the sin that was committed. 
Some people blame the devil for 
everything, but he is not guilty of 
all the meanness he is accused of, 
notwithstanding he is as mean as 
the devil, he is not as mean as man 
and the devil both ; for man is nat- 
urally mean, and would act mean 
if there was not a devil in a thou- 
sand miles of him. 

A preacher once asked me this 
question, "If a man goes to hell, 
whose fault is it?" I replied, "It 
is the man's fault." The preacher 
said, "I do not believe it." I said, 
"whose fault do you think it is?" 
The preacher replied, "it is the 
devil's fault." Then, said I, "if I 
am on the jury when that case is 
tried, and you are the only witness 
in the case I will clear the man and 
damn the devil sure." All the re- 
proofs in the Bible are against men 
for their sins, and if the world 
would try as hard to reform itself, 
as it is trying to save itself, we 
would need no courts, lawyers and 
jails. The American people now 
claim that our religion requires us 
to wage war on the poor Philippinos 
in order to Christianize them. A 
preacher told me he believed that 
the present war was a righteous 
war, because it was our duty to 
give them the gospel, and Christian- 
ize them. I replied, "I think it a 
tough way to heaven, if we have to 
blow the devil out of the Philippines 
with dynamite, and shoot the gospel 



into them with gun powder." 

I must close soon, and before I 
leave you I wish to remind you 
again of the promise in the text, "I 
will ransom them from the power 
of the grave, I will redeem them 
from death, O death, I will be thy 
plague, O grave I will be thy de- 
struction." In this promise alone 
we can look forward to a triumph- 
ant victory over death, over the 
grave and over sin, to that time 
when death shall no more be our 
plague, when the grave shall no 
longer be our prison, when we shall 
no longer weep, on account of our 
loved ones falling a prey to death, 
for "He will swallow up death in 
victory," and "wipe all tears from 
all faces." — Then we will sing with 
the apostle, "oh! death where is 
thy sting, oh grave where is thy 
victory!?" as the redeemed shall 
mount with palms of victory, and a 
doors will be lifted up, while the 
everlasting gates will fly wide to let 
the King of Glory enter in. — May 
it be yours and my happy lot to be 
among that happy throng. 

Remark: Elder Bodenheimer 
was also a medical doctor. 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother Gold: — For some 
time I have been thinking I would 
write you, and especially since I 
noticed a piece in the Daily Times 
in regard to your eighty-sixth birth- 
day. I so often compare your life 
with the language of the poet, who 
so sweetly sing: 

"E'en down to old age, all my peo- 
ple shall prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangea- 
ble love;" 

David states in the 37th Psalm, 
"I have been young, and now I am 
old; yet have I not seen the right- 
eous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread." 

In thinking of your life I am re- 
minded of Paul, who, when young, 
was known as Saul and was a per- 
secutor of the church of God, and, 



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at the same time, felt to be doing 
a great work, as we often hear 
from the world today. But when 
he was blesed to see that great 
light, which was above the bright- 
ness of the sun at noonday, and to 
realize that God was his refuge and 
his deliverer, then was he, as well 
as every called gospel preacher, 
made willing to preach this glori- 
ous doctrine of salvation by grace. 
And too, after he had spent his life 
in defense of this doctrine, we hear 
him saying, "For I am now ready 
to be offered and the time of my 
departure is at hand. I have fought 
a good fight, I have finished my 
course, 1 have kept the faith: 
Henceforth there is laid up for me 
a crown of righteousness, which 
the Lord, the righteous judge, shall 
-give me at that day; and not to me 
only, but unto all them also that 
love his appearing." 

BrotherGold, I had rather know 
that God is my refuge and my de- 
livered, than to possess the gold of 
Ophir, or thecattle of a thousand 
hills. 

At one time we looked upon the 
Primitive Baptists as poor, ignor- 
ant, old-time people, but when it 
pleased God, who separated us 
from our mother's womb and call- 
ed us by His grace, we were just 
like Peter when called on to go to 
the house of Cornelius, who said, 
"But God hath showed me that I 
should not call any man common 
or unclean." 

I am so often reminded of the 
night when Joseph and Mary jour- 
neyed to that little town of Bethle- 
hem, and there was no room in the 
inn for them. Is not this true of 
the unregenerated man and wo- 
man today? Have they any place 
in their hearts for this child until it 
pleases God to take away their 
hard and stony hearts, and give 
them a heart of flesh? But I wish 
to say I do not desire to abuse any 
one for not believing this glorious 
doctrine of salvation by grace, for 



we know of a truth that man by 
wisdom knows not God. For Jesus 
said, "I thank thee, O Father, Lord 
of heaven and earth, that thou hast 
hid these things from the wise and 
prudent, and hast revealed them 
unto babes ; even so, Father ; for so 
it seemed good in thy sight." 

Brother Gold, you spoke about 
the war in the Times, which re- 
minds me of a dream I had a few 
nights ago. I had been thinking 
and troubling about this great con- 
flict we are now engaged in, and as 
you know I have a brother and 
three nephews in the service; and 
sometime during the night I dream- 
ed that the race was not to the 
swift, nor the battle to the strong, 
but to God who showeth mercy. 
"Oh that the nations may know 
themselves to be but men." 

I was blessed to meet with the 
church near Bishopville last Sun- 
day, and found a lovely band of 
brethren. 

Trusting that God will continue 
to richly bless you and your family, 
I am, 

Yours in hope, 

S. B. DENNY. 

Hartsville, S. C. 



Greenville, N. C., April 13, 1918. 

Dear Brother Gold: — This scrip- 
ture is upon my mind this morning: 
"And ye shall hear of wars and ru- 
mors of wars, see that ye be not 
troubled for all these things must 
come to pass, but theend is not yet. 
For nation shall rise against na- 
tion, and kingdom against kingom, 
and there shall be famines, and 
pestilences, and earthquakes in di- 
vers places. All these are the be- 
ginnings or sorrows." Matthew 
24:6, 7, 8. "And upon the earth 
distress of nations, with perplexi- 
ty." Luke 21:25. As we look up- 
on the world today we cannot but 
be impressed with the remarkable 
preparations for war that are in 
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thing ever before known in the his- 
tory of the race. A glance at the 
nations of the earth will make it ap- 
parent that a condition of distress 
and perplexity prevails. Every- 
thing our great King says we know 
will come to pass. Realizing that 
we here have no continuing city." 
Let us not spend our time in laying 
up treasure here, that the moth and 
rust may corrupt, but let us strive 
to be rich toward God. Then we 
shall have no need to fear to cr^««s 
Jordan's cold stream, for a tender 
T < lather's love has secured a safe 
passage for us, and provided a glo- 
rious landing, a magnificent and 
blessed haven of rest beyond the 
river, where the saints walk the 
gold-paved streets, clothed in 
white, and the glory of God and 
the Lamb illumine the place, and 
glad hallelujahs are sung in sweet 
and never-ending strains. 

Your little sister I hope, 

BESSIE BROOKS. 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Highly Esteemed Brother: — I 
feel impressed to write you a few 
lines, as you are much upon my 
mind. 

I dreamed a few nights ago of 
being in company with you and a 
beautiful elect woman and we were 
viewing a beautiful building which 
you greatly admired, the woman 
saying to me that some one had 
been using my work jacket putting 
up the building. I replied to her 
that was all right, that we were co- 
workers on the building. I am no 
interpreter, but I think it refers to 
the building up of church. I think 
Solomon's Temple was a figure of 
the church, the workmen who built 
the temple all worked by the same 
rule. These scattered in the differ- 
ent portions of the country when 
the material was brought together, 
the whole material fitted in its 
place and there was not the sound 



of an iron tool in putting up the 
building. I think that God's true 
ministers are all guided by the 
same spirit, in gathering the mate- 
rial together in a visible chuch, the 
material is prepared by God alone, 
but the preaching of the gospel 
brings them together in a visible 
church and when walking in the 
obedience to the command of God 
it is a lovely building. Solomon 
says the king's daughter shall be 
brought forth in tapestry of needle 
work and clothing of wrought gold 
glorious within. It seems to me 
that the church has become too 
worldly minded, runnning aft^r 
the things of this world, and has 
very much marred her beautiful 
dress. Yet I believe that God will 
save his people, and that they were 
all chosen in Christ before Adam's 
dust was fashioned. 

Since my affliction I have re- 
viewed my past life close- 
ly, and the doctrine that we, the 
Primitive Baptists, preach and I 
feel willing to go to judgment on it. 
And can say with old Bro. Silas 
Minter, that it will do to live by 
and to die by. I spent Saturday 
night with him before he died 
Monday morning, he being so fee- 
ble he could only talk in a whisper 
called me to him during my stay 
three or four times, saying, go 
ahead and preach your doctrine 
it will do to live by and to die by. 

I am only able to get around on 
chutches some. Have been out to 
my church a few times, been to Pig 
River church once, a brother com- 
ing after me with an auto, taking 
some parts in the preching and I 
thought I was blessed with a spirit 
of preachinir at Pier River, the bre- 
thren sayintr thev had never heard 
me when I had such liberty. I am 
trying to bepatient to the will of 
God as to how long I stay in this 
world. But often think it would be 
better for me to depart and be with 



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the Lord. 

I would like much to see you 
once more in life. 

Pig River Association will meet 
with the church at Martinsville, 
commencing Tuesday after the first 
Sunday in May. Should I live and 
if able I purpose trying to go. Can 
you not meet me there? If so bring 
Sister Gold with you. I met with 
her at an association in North Car- 
olina. Spent a night in the same 
house with her. She semed to be 
a very spiritual minded woman and 
a very good talker. I was very 
much attached to her in my feel- 
ings. 

The Lord has most wonderfully 
blessed you Bro. Gold with a pure 
and retentive mind. Your editori- 
als seem to be as good as they ever 
were. 

I have an anxiety to visit Elder 
Hardy. I am partial to his writ- 
ings. 

PETER CORN. 

Ferrum, Va. 



Dear Brother Gold : — This is the 
third day it has been raining here, 
and it is quite cool. I have stayed 
in the house pretty close and I have 
been feeling I would love to say 
something to you and readers of the 
Landmark, yet my mind is quite 
barren. I know there is always a 
Lord's humble poor and I have been 
subject worth talking about to the 
trying for several years to talk to 
them of this one glorious subject 
(Jesus) , and the fact that I can say 
so little is not because it is not a 
subject full of interesting things to 
them. But because I am weak in 
understanding and therefore see so 
little of its wonderful fullness. 

His name shall be called Jesus 
for he shall save his people from 
their sins. Why do people not see 
that this does not mean that he 
should merely offer his people sal- 
vation or make it possible for them 
to be saved. But to save them. The 



name Jesus means Savior. No oth- 
er name would be appropriate for 
the Son of Mary, and no one be- 
sides him is entitled to the name. 
There is not another name under 
heaven given among men whereby 
we may be saved. He gave him- 
self a ransom for many. It was in 
fulfillment of prophecy. He said, 
"I will ransom them from the pow- 
er of the grave. I will redeem 
them from death." "The Son of 
man is come to seek and to save that 
which was lost." I have finished 
the work thou gavest me to do. 
These are the words of Jesus. He 
neither told an untruth. He cannot 
lie. The Father is well pleased 
with the work of His Son Jesus 
Christ. Therefore the price is paid 
His people are redeemed by His 
precious blood and the Holy Spirit 
calls poor sinners of every nation, 
and of every generation to the 
knowledge of this wonderful salva- 
tion which the Father provides in 
His Son and He takes the things of 
Jesus and shows them to His re- 
deemed people, and they are kept 
and led and sustained and comfort- 
ed by this same Jesus who said, I 
will never leave nor forsake thee. 
He said after His resurrection from 
the dead, "All power is given unto 
me in heaven and in earth. This 
being true can we doubt that He 
will take care of those for whom 
He gave his life? The thought is 
foreign from the faith of the child 
of God. The world today is loud 
in its profession of the name of Je- 
sus, and also loud in its denial of 
His power to save without the help 
of man. In His word He tells us 
that "vain is the help of man." He, 
Jesus is not striving for a kingdom. 
He has received the kingdom and 
returned to heaven and is now King 
of kings and Lord of lords. O may 
each one of us be given to trust in 
him in the midst of the world trou- 
bles that are upon us now. We 
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Lord has a limit set to the sea to 
men, to nations, to the devil him- 
self and none can pass his com- 
mand. He sends no judgment up- 
on the world that it does not de- 
serve, and no trial upon His people 
that is not for their good, and his 
glory, yet every affliction for the 
present is grievous. But in that 
blessed resurrection life all will be 
made plain, the redeemed shall see 
Jesus as he is and be like him in 
spirit, soul and body and to all 
eternity shout, Thou art worthy, 
for thou hast redeemed us by thy 
blood out of every nation, kindred 
tongue and people. May this all- 
powerful and glorious Lord, give us 
to rest in him. 

Your brother in hope, 

JOSHUA ROWE. 
Roland Park, Md., April 11, 1918. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 



VOL. LI. NUMBER 10 



Entered at the postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 15, 1918 



EDITORIAL. 



DOES THE NATURAL MIND 
UNDERSTAND PROPHECY? 

A common question, that is one 
that is frequently asked, when will 



this war end? People read of the 
things recorded in the last book of 
the New Testament called Revela- 
tion, and wish to know what is 
meant thereby and therein. 

The first verse of this Book reads, 
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, 
which God gave unto him, to show 
unto his servants things which must 
shortly come to pass," and he sent 
and signified it by his angel unto 
his servant John." Then this Book 
is a prophecy. How does one born 
of God with or by his natural mind 
understand a prophecy? Let us 
look at and consider this matter. It 
is important. Can we with our 
natural or carnal mind know, dis- 
cern and comprehend the mysfc< 
of godliness? Do we know what is 
to be before it occurs, as we do af- 
ter it comes to pass, or appears to 
us? Can we foretell what will be 
before it is fulfilled? Do we know 
before hand what a day will bring 
forth? We know that day and 
night, winter and summer, seed 
time and harvest shall continue 
while the world stands. But do we 
know what sort of a day tomorrow 
will be, or what will occur before 
it does come to pass? Yet those 
things that do come to pass are in 
the ordinary course of nature. Nor 
does it require faith to enable one 
to behold them when they do occur, 
or to know that they have come to 
pass. 

Take the case of the coming of 
Jesus Christ in the flesh— his mani- 
festation in the flesh or literally. 
This is not natural, a natural event 
as we are born. "Therefore the 
Lord himself shall give you a sign, 
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and 
bear a son, and shall call his name 
Immanuel." Isa. 7 :14. 

There is no event foretold in the 
Bible, there is no event as much re- 
ferred to, in so many ways, as this 



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event, none so important, none more 
certain of occurrence ; and there 
was a general expectation of the 
coming of this event; yet who hath 
believed our report, (the report of 
prophecy), and to whom is the arm 
of the Lord revealed? The great- 
est gift of God to man, yet he is 
despised and rejected of men, with- 
out sin, holy, harmless, undefined, 
and separate from sinners, crucified 
for telling the truth. Do we under- 
stand prophecy before it is shown 
or revealed unto us? Simeon was 
told or shown that he should not 
die until he had seen the Lord's 
Christ. Led by the Holy Ghost he 
went into the temple the very day 
the babe Jesus was circumcised. 
When he was eight days old, and 
had no doubt then that the proph- 
ecy was fulfilled, and said, now 
Lord, lettest thou thy servant de- 
part in peace, for mine eyes have 
seen thy salvation. 

We cannot understand the 
meaning, the wonder, the saving, 
the healing power of a scripture 
until it is opened unto us. See 1st 
Cor. 2:9-16. 

The testimony of Jesus is the 
spirit of prophecy. The very spirit 
and power, the meaning and the 
glory of prophecy is the testimony 
of Jesus Christ. The witness and 
power of Jesus is guiding, healing, 
saving, but no man can receive any- 
thing except it be given unto him 
from above. So that we are de- 
pendent on the Lord to know the 
meaning and fulfillment of scrip- 
ture. We must therefore wait un- 
til prophecy is fulfilled to know its 
meaning. But how blessed if we 
have a mind to expect, to look, to 
hope for good things from the 
Lord. He is the withholder of evil, 
and the dispenser of good. To 
trust in him is the most blessed state 
and condition to be in. 



God hath put in his own power 
the things that he is not pleased to 
tell us about. 

But prophecy shall be fulfilled 
in the way, manner and time as God 
shall determine which^ will be in 
wisdom and in righteousness. 

When shall the time be when na- 
tions shall have war no more, when 
they shall beat their swords into 
plow shares, and their spears into 
pruning hooks. See Isaiah 2 :4, and 
Micah 4:1-7. In the last days shall 
this be. When the Lord shall reign 
in Mount Zion from henceforth 
even forever. No man will then de- 
sire to reign. The crazy, wicked, 
ambitious notions of man to rule 
over his fellow man shall be de- 
throned, and the Lord alone shall 
reign. The zeal of the Lord of 
hosts shall accomplish this. Unto 
them that look for Jesus shall he 
appear without sin unto salvation. 

, P. D. G. 



WAR— ITS FOLLY 

Do men feel the folly and lament 
the wickedness of war? What good 
reason can be given for war? 
"From whence comes wars and 
fightings among you? Come they 
not hence even of your lusts that 
war in your members. Ye desire to 
have, and cannot obtain. Ye fight 
and war, yet ye have not, because 
ye ask not. Ye ask and receive not, 
because ye ask amiss, that ye may 
consume it upon your lusts." 
James 4:1-3. 

What good reason does James 
ascribe war to? Nothing good ; but 
all is evil. From whence come wars 
and fightings among you? James 
answers that question directly. 
Come they not hence even of your 
lusts. These lusts war in your mem- 
bers. Their very nature is to lust. 
What do we mean by lusts? Surely 
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after what is forbidden — what be- 
longs to some one else, and we take 
it from them unlawfully. There is 
nothing connected with it that can 
be defended or justified. It is all 
wrong. 

Will you consider the aims of 
war? They are in violation of prin- 
ciples of right and good will. We 
are not to covet anything that be- 
longs to another. It is his property. 
To buy it and pay a fair price for it, 
which is agreed upon between buy- 
er and seller is not condemned ; but 
this is not a case of that sort at all. 
To take from another what is his 
by force, or fraud, wronging him, 
is what is condemned. In legiti- 
mate trading there is nothing 
wrong, but this is not a case of that 
kind. 

We know something about wars 
and fightings. When we enter into 
war we lay aside every principle of 
honesty, and friendly, fair dealing. 
We use the force of the govern- 
ment. We employ power to killing, 
to imprisoning, and depriving oth- 
ers of their national rights. We 
use deceit, cunning, deception, 
fraud. We take every kind of ad- 
vantage of others. We justify 
everything we can do to take ad- 
vantage by deceiving them. 

We take the young men from 
their homes, husbands from their 
wives, fathers from their families. 
We destroy the property of others. 
We inflict pain upon them. 

If one individual man should re- 
sort to all that is thus done when 
war is declared what a violation of 
every principle of right would it 
be considered, and how would it 
be condemned? 

War means waste, destruction of 
the comforts of life — waste of food, 
of labor, and the fruits of labor. 
When men become infuriated with 
anger, madness, and seek revenge 
they lose their best judgment, their 



common sense, and when they are 
restored to their senses they are sur- 
prised at their own conduct. 

When I was a young man these 
United States were involved in a 
war of brothers, neighbors, citi- 
zens of the States speaking the 
same language, and for about four 
years they killed each other, endur- 
ed privations, wasted each other's 
property, slew each 0|her, acted as 
though they had lost all good will, 
friendship, love, respect for each 
other. Then after four years of 
fighting, camping out in all sorts of 
cold, wet weather, under all the ex-. 
posures of conditions and states of 
weather, thousands of them dying, 
many lamed for life, their property 
gone — a going back on all they had 
for years gathered up by hard la- 
bor and saving, they seemed to 
come to their senses again, and 
went again (those that had es- 
caped death) to their former occu- 
pations, to rebuild that which they 
had destroyed, and again to provide 
an honest living. 

Can you account for this strange, 
unnatural, unreasonable state of 
things? Is it not contrary to rea- 
son and common sense? Is there as 
big a fool as man is when his an- 
ger boils? Is there a more lovely 
character than a man when he lays 
aside all anger, wrath, malice, and 
hate, and puts on bowels of mercies, 
and seeks the peace of the neigh- 
borhood, and prays for his enemies, 
and labors for the good of man- 
kind? 

When shall it be when men shall 
learn war no more, when they shall 
beat their swords into plow shares, 
and their spears into pruning hooks? 
When man shall feel that the life 
of his neighbor is an invaluable 
blessing that he has no right to de- 
prive him of? 

We should consider the entire 
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that make for peace and whereby- 
one may edify another. P. D. G. 



EVERY GOOD GIFT IS FROM 
ABOVE 

No man can receive anything ex- 
cept it be given him. The Baptism 
of John was it from heaven, or of 
men? If it is from heaven then it 
is holy. If it be of men then it will 
perish. That which is of the earth 
is corrupt; but that which is from 
heaven is first pure, gentle, easy to 
be entreated, without partiality, 
without hypocrisy, full of good 
fruit. 

All that is of the earth is earthly, 
corrupt, and vain and corrupting. 
Faith is the gift of God, and came 
from heaven. Enoch walked with 
God and was not, for God took him. 
He pleased God, but without faith 
it is impossible to please God. For 
he that cometh to God must believe 
that he is, and that he is a reward- 
er of them that diligently seek him. 
It is not that such give God any- 
thing, or originate, or invent, or im- 
prove anything, or add anything to 
that which God gives them. 

The wisdom that comes down 
from above is first pure, then peace- 
able, gentle, easy to be entreated, 
full of mercy and good fruits, with- 
out partiality, and without hypoc- 
risy. And the fruit of righteous- 
ness is sown in peace of them that 
make peace. 

Is there more than one religion 
that has come from heaven. We 
say there is but one. No part of it 
came from any man. Man is him- 
self corrupt, and any theory, or 
plan or system, or doctrine he fur- 
nishes is corrupt, because man him- 
self is corrupt, and nothing clean 
can come out of that which is un- 
clean. Only one true religion is 
taught among men, and that is not 
of man. 

Enoch, the seventh from Adam 



walked with God, and he was not, 
for God took him. Noah was right- 
eous before God, and God said to 
him, "Come thou and all thy house 
into the ark; for thee have I seen 
righteous before me in this genera- 
tion." How wonderful to find grace 
in the eyes of the Lord. 

Noah did not propose a new re- 
ligion, nor to become a leader, nor 
a preacher of any theory or doctrine 
of men. 

All true doctrine has come from 
heaven, and is of God. Man is not 
qualified to originate, nor teach any 
true worship. No man can receive 
anything except it be given him. 

The prophets were sent of God. 
Moses was a faithful servant, and 
received of God all that he taught. 
The law was given by God unto 
Moses for the people of God. The 
law and the prophets were until 
John, since then the kingdom of 
heaven is preached. 

For the law was given by Moses, 
but grace and truth came by Jesus 
Christ. The coming of Jesus is the 
end of all controversy. Of his ful- 
ness do the children of God receive. 
There can be nothing added to what 
Jesus gives. If God give us Christ 
how shall he not with him freely 
give us all things? What good 
thing shall he withhold from them 
that walk uprightly? P. D. G. 



"O Israel, Thou Hast Destroyed 
Thyself; But in Me is Thine 
Help." Hosea 13:9. 

There is one thing that man can 
do, and that is sin. When Ephraim 
spake trembling, he exalted him- 
self in Israel ; but when he offended 
in Baal he died. One does not 
speak trembling when he does as 
he pleases. He is fond of doing as 
he pleases, and boasts of his free- 
dom. Offending and dying is in 
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Ephraim spake trembling, it was in 
Israel, and there is his safety." 

When one walks by faith who 
can harm him? Sin is in and of the 
creature man. In the Lord is our 
help. How little we feel the truth 
of this. God shall bring every work 
into judgment, with every secret 
thing, whether it be good, or wheth- 
er it be evil." Eel. 12:14. 

There are many secret societies 
in the world with oath bound obli- 
gation arraying one class of men 
against another class of men. 

What right have I to join myself 
in a secret society to damage some 
one else. Should not my light be 
on a bushel that the benefit of my 
conduct, if it is good, should reach 
to others? Let your light so shine 
before men that they may see your 
good works and glorify your Fath- 
er which is in heaven. 

God is the judge of all. His work 
is perfect, and He shall bring every 
work into judgment. That of 
which you would be ashamed for 
any one to know of your wicked 
work shall be set in the light so 
that you will be ashamed of it. Man 
shall be abased and he will abhor 
himself as he appears before God. 
Then he will have no excuse, shel- 
ter, nor any cover or plea for his 
sin; but as Job will abhor himself 
and repent in dust and ashes. 

Then we shall know that God is 
just and good, and we are the sin- 
ners. O Israel thou hast destroyed 
thyself. We often seek to injure 
others, but when our deeds appear 
in their true character there we see 
in deed and in truth that we are 
the sinners, and in God's sight, in 
his presence, we have done all this 
evil. P. D. G. 



HOW LITTLE MAN KNOWS 
TRULY 

It has been the talk and the boast 



of man that, if enough money is 
given the world will be converted 
to Jesus Christ. 

Will you consider the present 
stage of the progress Have wars 
ceased? Is man any nearer the 
millenial period than our ancestors 
were years ago? Where is the evi- 
dence of progress, where the return- 
ing of good for evil, where the la- 
bor to lighten burdens, where the 
honesty of conduct in reclaiming 
the fallen? 

We do not see any hopeful signs 
in politics. Instead of the humble 
spirit of shunning wrong, relieving 
the suffering of humanity, instead 
of encouraging the youth of the 
land to be temperate, to behave 
well, to husband their time, to re- 
member their Creator in the days 
of their youth, while the evil days 
come not, and the years come not 
nigh when they shall say they have 
no pleasure in them. 

The fruit of evil sowing in youth 
sprouts, grows, matures rapidly in 
bitter fruitage in old age. What- 
soever one sows that shall he also 
reap. 

The leaven that works, grows 
and ripens in its character and 
kind ; in society brings forth a race 
of mankind that reflects the nature, 
the thought, the purpose, the do- 
ings that prove that whatsoever a 
man sows that shall he also reap, 
and what is true of the individual 
is also true of the body. 

We start out in life with but lit- 
tle experience; we reflect but lit- 
tle that we are accountable; that 
to grow in grace and in the knowl- 
edge of the Lord Jesus is scatter- 
ing the good seed of the kingdom 
that shall bring a crop of praise to 
God, and good will to men, of peace 
on ^arth, that our thoughts, our 
words, and our deeds shall be re- 
flective of the temper of peace, sin- 



254 ^ j ZtON'S 

cere, honest endeavor. 

Why should a young man wish 
to carry a pistol in his pocket, why 
should he be thinking about shoot- 
ing another, of waylaying him? 
Why should one seek to steal from 
another to plunder him of his prop- 
erty? If you need money, food, 
raiment, a home, goods or anything 
obtainable by labor and economy, 
go to work and obtain honestly, 
without injurnig any one, the things 
you need. 

The net-work of society is so 
closely knit together that when 
each one acts right and properly 
towards others, he not only does no 
one any wrong, but what he does 
is helpful to others, so that all are 
working together for good to the 
body politic — to the community; 
for no man liveth to himself, and no 
man dieth to himself. 

Labor not for the meat that 
perisheth. 

It is not the man that is so anx- 
ious to manage others that is the 
most useful and therefore the 
most helpful. It is the man that 
keeps his own body under, that 
gives none offense to Jew or Gen- 
tile, that causes no distress, but 
studies to show himself approved 
unto God, and helpful to men, a 
fellow-helper to others. 

Suppose we were living in a re- 
gion of country of a reasonably 
dense population of a people tem- 
perate, no one ever a drunkard, 
none a glutton, no one dishonest, so 
it would not be necessary to have 
any locks or keys, where no one 
ever speaks anything but the truth, 
where no one becomes angry with 
another ,or ever attempts to take 
any advantage of another, so that 
each one does what he promises, 
and there is no disappointments; 
there is no need of any courts or 



officers of the law to put burdens 
on others; for the more officers of 
the law to compel men to do right, 
which increases the expenses of 
governments; then how would you 
like the society? 

Where would be the need or the 
occasion for war or bloodshed. 

Peace is a wonderful blessing. 
The peace of God that passeth 
knowledge. Glory to God in the 
highest, peace on earth, and good 
will toward men. P. D. G. 



Obituaries 



OBITUARY OF MRS. CHARLIE 
LONG 

of Person Co., Roxboro, N. C. 
Born June 15, 1865; died March 
13, 1918 

Dear Brother Gold: I am re- 
quested by the family, loved ones 
and other friends to write some 
notes of the life and death of this 
good woman with whom I was ac- 
quainted well and I feel sure a 
precious child of God. 

She had a hope in Jesus for a 
good many years. Just how long 
none of us know; her faith was in 
Primitive Baptists. She expressed 
her hope only to a few. When 
they would ask why she did not 
join them she would say she loved 
them and wanted to be with them 
but was afraid she was not fit to 
join them ; that she did not want to 
deceive them, but if she joined any 
church it wuold be the Baptist. 
She believed it was the true church 
and she loved them better than any 
other and if she ever joined any it 
would be them. In her illness she 
said she regretted she could not 
join and be baptized at some of the 
baptiznigs at the turtle pond. She 



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would say what a pretty baptizing! 
How I want to be baptized. She 
was a devoted loving wife and kind, 
loving mother. Her children loved 
and obeyed her the best I ever saw. 
Her kindness towards the sick and 
afflicted made her many friends, 
who now mourn their loss; Her 
kind care and tender teaching to 
her children made them love and 
obey — kindness to all made a host 
of friends who now are expressing 
many kind words to the children. 
As a Christian we believe she has 
gone to rest, as a wife and mother 
she was among the best. It is not 
too much to say — it is hard to find 
one just like her — as a fond, kind 
neighbor, words scarcely express 
her many kind deeds bestowed up- 
on the sick. It grieved us all to 
give her up though we are satis- 
fied with her stay on earth. We 
know she lived a Christian and be- 
live has gone to rest. She was the 
mother of eleven children, two 
dead, one boy and one girl; six 
girls and three boys living, together 
with her husband to mourn their 
loss. She was the youngest of four 
sisters and one brother who are all 
dead. All of Mrs. Long's children 
appreciated and loved her to the 
depth of their hearts and did all 
they could during her sickness for 
her comfort I want to make special 
mention of Miss Lethie who was so 
loving, tender and untiring and 
cheerful, attending fondly. May 
God bless and comfort you and all 
the rest who watched your mother's 
bedside. In conclusion I want to 
say may her life be a benediction 
to family and friends, a lasting in- 
spiration to us all to lift us up to 
a higher Christian life and closer 
walk with God. So may God bless 
you all with His grace and. v enable 
you to meet dear mother in heaven. 



May you feel the Lord gave and 
has taken mother away ; blessed be 
His name. 

Lovingly submitted, 
Your friend, J. A. Herndon. 



MARGARET D. JONES 

I feel it my duty to try to write 
an obituary of my dear sister, Mar- 
garet Dillany Jones, who was born 
April 4th, 1835. Daughter of Jo- 
seph and Tillitha Adams. She was 
married first to Mr. Britton Lang- 
don, December, 1855, lived together 
about eight years when her hus- 
band went into the war between the 
States and died up in Virginia, not 
known where. Two children were 
born to this union, Joseph M. Lang- 
don, and Edith Ann Young, wife of 
brother B. F. Young. Was married 
second time to J. D. Jones, May 2, 
1869. Four children were born to 
this union, two dying in infancy, 
two living, William Eldridge and 
Bettie Jones. My sister, M. D. J., 
united with the church at Fellow- 
ship, Johnston county, N. C, June 

4, 1887. Dismissed by letter, Jan. 

5, 1889, was in the Constitution of 
the church, Bethel, Harnett county, 
N. C. She had 21 grandchildren 
and 28 great-grandchildren, died 
November 13, 1916, after a long 
and lingering affliction, which she 
bore with great patience, never 
murmuring, seemed to be resigned 
to the Lord's will. She was 81 
years, seven months old, had been 
an industrious and hardworking 
woman, was my oldest sister. I 
can truly say of her, she was a 
faithful member, always filling her 
seat, when able and a firm believer 
in the doctrine of .the Primitive 
Baptists. While it is sad to part 
with our loved ones, we can not 
sorrow as others without hope. We 
believe she was blest with a good 



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hope through grace, and I feej.and 
believe she is resting from all her 
afflictions, trials and troubles of this 
poor, sinful world. 

I know, according to age, that I 
tog, must soon follow, am now in 
my 85th year. Time is hastening 
us all on to our eternal home. I 
am more and more weaned from 
the perishing and fading things of 
earth. 

"Let worldly minds the world 
pursue. It has no charms for me. 
I have seen them fade away. They 
bloom for a season, but soon they 
decay." 

In conclusion, I wish to say of 
our dear departed sister, weep not 
any more than you can help, but try 
to live as did your dear grand- 
mother, and may the Lord, if it is 
His will, prepare your hearts and 
bless you all with a good hope that 
when you leave this sinful world 
you may be taken to that upper and 
better kingdom where parting will 
be no more, where all will be love, 
joy and peace, where sickness, sor- 
row, pain and death will be felt and 
feared no more forever. This is the 
desire of your poor unworthy uncle, 
Joseph E. Adams. 



MRS. LILLIAN CATON 

At the request of the mother, it 
becomes my sad privilege to write 
an obituary notice of Sister Lillian 
Caton. She was the daughter of 
B. D. and Mary A. Rowe ; was born 
March 27, 1894, and departed this 
life October 2, 1917, making her 
stay on earth 23 years, 6 months 
and 5 days. She was one that was 
greatly devoted to her parents, 
loved by her associates and enjoyed 
the confidence and esteem of all 
who knew her. 

Her parents took great pains in 
training and trying to give their 



children an education. They had 
the advantage of a good public 
school near their home at Small, 
N. C. She was also sent to Gil- 
liams Academy and to the East Car- 
olina Training School. While she 
was at the Gilliam Academy the 
writer received a good letter from 
her in which he learned that she 
was much concerned and interested 
with a desire to be like the Baptists 
and to have a hope like they seemed 
to have. She afterward professed 
a hope in the Lord Jesus, which 
was on Tuesday after the first Sun- 
day in October, 1916, and was bap- 
tized by her uncle Elder J. T. Rowe 
of Baltimore, Md. She also had 
the pleasure of witnessing the bap- 
tism of her sister, Ruth, and others 
at the same time. 

Sister Lillian was a lover of mu- 
sic, and often entertained her 
guests with music. She was also a 
teacher in the free public schools. 

On December 24, 1916, she was 
married to Mr. L. H. Caton of 
Askin, N. C, and the following 
September was taken with a deep 
cold which quickly resumed in pneu- 
monia, and after all was done that 
could be done by kind hands and a 
good physician she passed away on 
the day and year above written. 
The remains were carried to the 
cemetery at Sandy Grove church, 
which was near her old home and 
the place of her church member- 
ship, and after a few remarks by 
the writer in the presence of a large 
congregation, the body was con- 
signed to the dust to await the res- 
urrection of the just. 

She left a kind husband, a 
mother, two sisters and a host of 
friends that mourn their loss. But 
we feel that our loss is her eternal 
gain, for the Spirit (immediately) 
returns to God who gave it, 



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May the Lord remember us in 
mercy and keep us in the way ever- 
lasting. As ever, yours in hope, 
J. P. TINGLE. 



MR. A. B. SCOGGINS 
Dear Brother Gold: I am re- 
quested by the wife of the deceased, 
Mr. A. B. Scoggins, to write a short 
sketch of his life and death. 

The subject of this notice was 
born January 15, 1851, and died 
September 25, 1917. His wife and 
a number of sons and daughters, to- 
gether with many other relatives 
and friends survive him. She being 
a devoted Christian wife and moth- 
er and a dear member of the 
Primitive Baptist church at Rox- 
boro and loved by all who knew her. 
It was my pleasure to have a long 
acquaintance with him and visited 
his home many times, which was a 
pleasure to me. He was kind and 
gentle in his home and lived in 
such a way that every member held 
a special love for him and while 
he never made an open profession 
of religion the fruits of his quiet and 
unassuming life spoke plainer than 
words that he loved the truth in its 
purity in Jesus and went to hear it 
preached and loved God's humble 
people and loved for preachers and 
all others of them to visit his home. 
I feel sure he is at rest now from 
toil in a far better world than this, 
so I will say to you, Sister Scoggins 
and children don't sorrow for him 
as for one you have not but try to 
take his kind admonition hoping to 
meet him in heaven, where all is 
love. I feel to hope you have my 
sympathy and prayers in your great 
loss. May God give you grace and 
freedom from sorrow in His good 
pleasure. It has been a great plea- 
sure for the humble writer to serve 
the church at Roxboro in his humble 



way for five or six years and trust- 
ing God's richest blessings on each 
member, will close. Hoping I am 
your brother in hope. 

J. A. Herndon. 



MARY MAGDALENE SCARCE 
Brother Gold: It is with a sad, 
sad heart I am sending you the 
obituary of sister, Mag. Scarce, wife 
of Sidney J. Scarce, for publication 
in your paper by request of the be- 
reaved husband. With a feeling of 
unworthiness I will make the at- 
tempt, hoping God may guide my 
pen to the comfort of her dear hus- 
band and children, and to the glory 
of our God who is and has and will 
be the salvation of His people by 
purpose in His son, which was per- 
fected by Jesus on Mount Calvary 
and revealed by the Holy Ghost to 
the objects of His love in moments 
of doubt, darkness and fear. 

Sister Scarce was born February 
11, 1880 and departed this life 
March 22, 1918, age 38 years, 1 
month and 11 days. She leaves a 
heart-stricken husband and seven 
children, the little baby being six 
months old and one little boy hav- 
ing preceded her to the grave some 
four years ago, an aged father, 
three brothers, four sisters and 
scores of distant relatives, a united 
membership of her beloved church 
and a host of friends to mourn her 
demise, and attest to her good name 
exalted and her noble example in 
life. 

She and her husband joined the 
church, militant at Mt. Ararat some- 
thing like 12 years ago, and was 
baptized the following day by Elder 
T. N. Walton, and have ever since 
lived a consistent and faithful mem- 
ber, always filling her seat when 
possible. She loved to hear the gos- 
pel preached and hear good sing- 



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ing. When she was not able to go 
to church she would want the Bap- 
tist to come to her house and preach 
and sing for her. Her greatest suf- 
fering was goiters of the neck. 
They had been bothering her for a 
long time, but grew much worse 
since last September. What she has 
suffered in life is indescribable. She 
grew weaker until she and her 
husband agreed for her to go to 
the hospital at Danville and was 
operated on, taking out two goiters 
and was thought to be getting on 
nicely for several weeks. She was 
brought home on third Sunday in 
March and only lived four days. 
The doctor said she went into pneu- 
monia. I was with her very much 
during her sickness and in her last 
hours. She bore her suffering with 
such patience, never heard to com- 
plain at her lot. She told me she 
had to suffer so much she had rather 
be dead. Of course the ties of na- 
ture made it hard for her to be will- 
ing to part from her beloved family. 
That was her only obstacle. She 
passed away in the arms of her 
husband with a sweet smile on her 
face never to be forgotten. I feel 
that I cannot say too much of this 
noble woman. Her dear husband 
did all in his power to get her cured, 
but to no avail. The Lord giveth and 
the Lord taketh away and blessed 
be his holy name. 

Her dear husband realizes that 
his earthly prop is gone. But let us 
not mourn as those without hope. 
She was a kind and dutiful wife, 
and no children were ever blessed 
with a more self-sacrificing, de- 
voted mother. I feel that the Lord 
has taken her to Himself. She was 
laid to rest at the family burying 
ground near Whitwell, Elder W t R. 
Dodd spoke very encouraging to the 
bereaved family and a large con- 



course of sorrowing friends. 

Dear brother, while I know you 
are sad and lonely, may you be en- 
abled to be reconciled to the Lord's 
will and look to Him, who has 
promised to be with us in our sixth, 
and yea, the seventh trouble. 

While her body is now resting in 
its mother dust, it will be raised a 
triumphant body and death will be 
swallowed up in victory. 

What her exemplary, Christian 
life has written in the hearts and 
minds of those who knew her best 
is better written and far more in- 
delibly fixed therein than anything 
I may spread upon paper. Death 
spares no section, no age and no 
condition. In the midst of life, we 
are in death. The all wise being 
has His intelligent and rational 
creatures subject to death to teach 
them this truth above all others. It 
teaches man humility, and his de- 
pendence on his Maker, and that 
only God is truly great. What is 
man that thou takest knowledge of 
him, and the son of man, that thou 
makest account of him? 

And now to the sad husband, chil- 
dren and bereaved friends, we can 
only say she sleepeth and with ail 
our heart we offer this, our small 
tribute of condolence, praying that 
God may sanctify this sad bereave- 
ment for the good of all relatives 
and friends. I believe she was a 
child of God. This sad announce- 
ment I hope will be encouragement 
to those along the wayside. She 
sleeps in the bosom of her native 
country, amid the scenes and among 
the friends she loved so well. 

Oh ! the tender love of mother, 
What can with it compare? 
Always so careful, ever hopeful, 
Helping us our burdens bear. 
Farewell dear wife and mother, 



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We will bid you adieu ; 
We will never have another, 
That we miss so much as you. 

Written by one who loved her. 

Mrs. Laura Powell. 
Whitmell, Va. 



O worship the Lord in the beauty 
of holiness ; fear before him, all the 
earth. 



Also, that the soul be without knowl- 
edge, it is not good; and he that hasteneth 
with his feet sinneth. 



Through desire a man, having separat- 
ed himself, seeketh and intermeddleth 
with all wisdom. 



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C. H. TALLEY 

Dear Brother Gold : I have been 
requested to write a short obituary 
for publication in the Landmark by 
the family of the deceased. 

C. H. Talley was born January 
7, 1877, and died March 14, 1917. 
He married Miss Mary Talley, 
March 8, 1897. There were born 
to them seven children, ^our boys 
and three girls, one of the girls dy- 
ing July 12, 1908. 

He was not a member of the 
church, but a strong believer in the 
old Baptists and we do believe he 
had a bright hope. I feel he 
should have joined the church years 
ago. He attended church at Wolf 
Island and other places; b\s wife 
is a member. Mr. Talley was good 
and kind to all, and good and kind 
father and husband. His funeral 
was preached by the writer. His 
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tery at Wolf Island church, where 
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believe it will be raised and fash- 
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Jesus. Then to abide with Him 
forever. 

Yours in hope, 

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Rock Springs water in a case of pellagra 
with very beneficial results. The skin 
eruption was entirely relieved after using 
fifteen gallons of the water and condition 
of the stomach and bowels so improved 
that the patient could eat aud digest any- 
thing desired." 

Barium Rock Water is recomnieiul.'il IVn 
use only in such cases as reliable tetimony 
has proven that will give relief. If you 
are a sufferer from indigestion, dyspepsia, 
rheumatism, gout ov diseases arising from 
disorder of the stomach, kidneys, liver or 
bowels, if you are in a nervous run-down 
condition give this guaranteed water a 
trial. Ten gallons only $2.00. If it fails 
to benefit your case, tell us so and we 
will promptly refund your $2.00. It is 
understood that the empty demijohns are 
to be reutrned to us prepaid. Address Ba- 
rium Springs Co., Box A-20, Barium 
Springs, N. C. 



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Back aches? Stomach sen- 
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Grip is a catarrhal disease. 
You can never be well as long 
as catarrh remains in your sys- 
te*m, weakening your whole 
body with stagnant blood and 
unhealthy secretions. 

You Need 

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It's the one tonic for the after 
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Perhaps one or more of your 
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Renew Your Health 

AT NATURES FOUNTAIN WITH- 
OUT T HEEXPENSE AND LOSS 
OF TIME NECESSARY FOR A 
VISIT TO THE SPRING. 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life or prac- 
tically every man and woman when their 
digestive or eliminative organs, or both, 
fail to repond to drugs prepared by hu- 
manskill. In fact drugs seem to do them 
about as much harm as good for their sys- 
tems rebel against all drugs. These are the 
cases which physicians call "stubborn" 
and "chronic" for the reason that they 
persist in spite of drug treatment. I do 
not refer to incurable diseases such as can- 
cer and consumption, but to that larger 
class of functional disorders, which we 
meet every day, where the organs of di- 
gestion and elimination are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physic- 
ians and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly 
benefited. But what about the poor man 
who has not the money, or the poor man 
or woman who cannot spare the time to 
spend several weeks or possible months at 
a health resort? Shall circumstances 
deny them the restoration to health which 
Nature has provided? Read my answer in 
the coupon at the bottom of this page. 

Ihave the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
var Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
by Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thousands of 
friends in all parts of America and even in 
foreign countries whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet I count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to 
me by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few 
samples of which I publish below for your 
benefit, and if you find among them any 
encouragement as to your own health, do 
not hesitate to accept my offer which has 
no limits or conditions except those shown 
on the coupon. If you could read the let- 
ters that come to me daily, numbering 




majority of them similar to those printed 
below, you would not wonder that I make 
this offer displaying my absolute confi- 
dence in the restorative powers of Shivar 
Mineral Water. 

INDIGESTION. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stom- 
ach and liver disorders and all its train 
horrifying phenomena for several months. 
I had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded 
wheat, a very insufficient diet for an ac- 
tive working man, and, of course, from 
disesases and starvation was in a very low 
state of nervous vitality and general de- 
bility. I ordered ten gallons of your Min- 
eral Water which I used continuously, re- 
ordering when necessary, and in four 
months gained twenty-nine pounds, was 
strong and perfectly well, and have work- 
ed practically every day since. It acts as a 
general renovator of the system. I pre- 
scribed it in my practice, and It has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It is 
essential to use this water in as large 
quantities as possible, for its properties 
are so happily blended, and in such pro- 
portion that they will not disturb the most 
delicate system. It is purely Nature's rem- 
edy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D., Savannah, Ga. 
I felt it my duty to suffering humanity 
to make public announcement of the bene- 
fits I have derived from Shivar Spring Wa- 
ter. I have been a sufferer for the past 25 
years from indigestion and dyspepsia. Af- 
ter one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve, and after drinking 



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It for four weeks I gained fiteen pounds. 
I feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to any one with stomach tro- 
uble. I am writing this voluntarily and 
trust it will fall in the hands of many who 
are so unfortunate as to be afflicted with 
indigestion and nervous dyspepsia. 

C, V. TRUITT, LaGrange, Ga. 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 

dyspepsia 

I have suffered for many years from 
gastric troubles, stomach puffed and food 
sour. I have tried many remedies and a 
good many waters. Some have helped 
me, but none have given me such relief as 
your Spring Water. I used it and recom- 
mended it to my patients. 

W. D. GRIGGSBY, M. D., Blaney, S. C. 
For many years I suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of Asthma. I 
consulted the very best specialist in this 
country, and spent quite a large sum of 
money in my endeavor to get relief. How- 
ever I had about come to the conclusion 
that my case was hopeless, but by acci- 
dent I happened to get hold of one of 
your booklet, and decided to try Shivar 
Spring Water. After drinking the water 
for about three weeks I was entirely re- 
lieved, and since that time have suffered 
but little inconvenience from my trou- 
bles. I cheerfully recommend the use of 
your Water to any one that may be suffer- 
ing from stomach trouble. 

OSGAR T. SMITH, Baltimore, Md. 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Stat. 
Fill Out This Coupon and Mall it Today 
Shivar Spring, 

Box 55 T, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen: I accept your offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars ($2.00) 
for ten gallons of Shivar Mineral 
Spring Water. I agree to give it a fair 
trial in accordance with the instruc- 
tions which you will send, and if I re- 
port no benefit therefrom you agree to 
refund the price of the water in full, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
which I agree to return within a month 

Name 

P. O 

Express Office 

(Please write distinctly.) 
RHEUMATISM 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that 
it has acted nicely In each case, and I be- 



lieve that If used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will give permanent relief. 
It will purify the blood, relieve debility, 
stimulate the action of the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them in throwing off 
all poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. Leeds, S. C. 
Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints up- 
on her hands, caused by rheumatism. 
Shivar Spring Water removed every trace 
of the enlargement. 

WM. C. CARTER, Fredericksburg, Va. 
I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anything I 
have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H. C. EDWARDS, Roper, N. C. 
BILIOUSNESS 
For over two years following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver so 
torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circum- 
stances I came to Shivar Spring and began 
drinking the Water. Upon advice, how- 
ever, the first night I took a laxative; the 
second night a milder one. Since that I 
have taken none at all. The effect of the 
Water has been remarkable — its action on 
my liver most marked, and my health and 
spirits greatly improved. I am satisfied 
that the laxative, followed by the Water, 
was the proper treatment in my case. My 
condition is now perfect. 

S. A. DERIEUX, Greenville, S. C. 
LIVER AND KIDNEY 
I feel that it is due to you that I should 
give my testimony, unsolicited, as to the 
benefits derived from the use of your Shi- 
var Springs Water. I was unable to do my 
work, and had been under the treatment 
of physicians for six months for kidney 
and liver troubles when I decided to try 
your Spring Water, and now after using it 
for about thirty days I am able to do my 
work, feel good, and have gained about 
twenty pounds. I most heartily recom- 
mend its use to all who suffer from disor- 
order of the liver and kidneys. 

M. L. STEPHENS, Ohoopee, Ga. 
URIC ACID 
I have been for many years affected 
with uric acid and kidney trouble, and the 
Mineral Water has helped me more than 
anything I have ever done for them and 
therefore heartily recommend same to all 
who need a speedy relief. 
W. F. MATHNEY, M. D., Chancellor, Ala. 

I can recommend your Mineral Water for 
disorders caused by uric poison. I suffered 
and have been relieved. It affords me 
pleasure to recommend this Water to all 
sufferers. J. H. WHITMORE, 

Lexington, Va. 



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HALF SICUALF WELL 

A Condition That Will Not Improve 
Upon Itself. 

In the Spring the depressing condi- 
tion that many ca'l f-'pring foyer often 
runs through families and neighbor- 
hood:-!. 

This indefinite. hard-to-deserib© 
state of poor health probably means 
that you are thin -blooded and anemic. 
Exhausted thin blood gets thinner, low- 
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so when used in this combination. 



The Blood is the Life 

The blood i s the life because it is the 
nutritive fluid. If the blood becomes very 
impure, the bones, the muscles and other 
parts of the body are impaired and finally 
become diseased. Slighter variations in 
the quality of the bloods, such as are often 
brought about by breathing the bad air of 
unventilated rooms, have equally sure 



though less plain ill effects on the nerv- 
ous system. 

Person that have any reason to believe 
that their blood is not pure should begin 
to take Hood's Sarsaparilla at once. This 
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cleasning, enriching and revitalizing the 
blood and giving strength and tone to all 
the organs and functions. 

If you want to be entirely satisfied, In- 
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Former^Health Commissioner Says 
Nuxaied Iron , 

_ — * Js. — 

Should Be Used in Every^Hospital and Prescribed 
by Every J Physician — Attributes His own Great 
Physical Activity Today at Over 60 Years of Age 
Largely to His Personal Use of Nuxated Iron 



'WHATlFOKMEETHE ALTH 
.COMMISSIONER KERRfSAYS 



a Health Commiss 



;medy. but I feel 
Dd experienced 
!,' Ffeei "it my duty to make known 



ception should 

igth-bun'diniTem ' 
are. I feel It my 
I am well past 

largely todaVto my "personal "use* 'of"Nuxa : 
my endorsement shall induce anaemic, ne 
mon and women to take Nuxated Iron, and 

atly gratified that I made an exception 



physician in this country." 




I. I Bhall feel 
:o my life-Ion? 

hospital" and prescribed by 7 every 



former Health Commissioner, City of Chicago. 



*" Manufacturer'* Note— Nuxated Iron, which has been used by 

not a secret remedy, but one which Is well known to druggists every- 
where. Unlike the older inorganic iron products, it is easily assim- 
ilated, does not injure the teeth, make them black, nor upset the 
stomach. The manufacturers guarantee successful and entirely sat- 
isfactory results to every purchaser or they will refund your meney. 
It is dispensed by all good druggists. 




Ke^r'has 9 ..... 
fighting for public health 



milk, for the Consumers and 
thereby helped to save the lives 
of thousands of babies. He in- 
troduced the anti-spitting cr J i- 
nance which has been copied all 
over the country and also took, 
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in the interest of public health. 
He is positive that the wide- 
spread use of NuxateiJ Iron 
would greatly lessen the worries 
and troubles of Health Com- 
missioners in keeping up a high 
standard of public health. 




Driving the Brain often 
Affects the Nerves, caus- 
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When Nervous, try using 

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of the Nerves. 

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HELP NATURE TO DEFEAT THE 
DISEASE IN YOUR BODY. 



Keep up the fight; do not give up, 
Nature is trying to serve you in conquer* 
ing the wrongs that may exist. 

Red blood, vim, courage, vitality, all 
seem lacking. No wonder you are nerv- 
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Why not call to your aid a strong, 
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Medical Discovery has for nearly fifty 
years proven its merits as a most power- 
ful tonic and blood builder to the many 
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good health by its use. 

Clear the coated tongue, get rid of 
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Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery 
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Woodford,Tenn.— "This is to certify 
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Doctor Pierce's 
Golden Medical 
, Discovery for my 
\\ two little boys, 
j- One had night 
| sweats, poor appe- 
' tite, sallow com- 
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medicine cured him after the doctor's 
medicine had failed. 1 do not hesitate to 
recommend the 'Discovery' at all times."' 
— Mrs,, Rosa Lee Hogan, Route 1 




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WILSON, ...ORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School baptist 

VOL. LI. Wilson, N. C, Mav I, 1918 NO. 12 



P. D. GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C, 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor Floyd, Va. 



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The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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DEVOTED TO THE CAUl 

A CORRECTION. 

Dear Brother Gold: In the 
March 15th issue of the Landmark 
appeared an article written by me. 
Our friend (and I hope I can say- 
rightfully "Our Sister," since I no- 
tice she addresses you as "Bro. 
Gold" Miss Elizabeth H. Barbour, 
has referred to me as being an 
"Elder." This is a mistake and I 
will appreciate it if you will correct 
it. It is not my desire that your 
readers should have the wrong im- 
pression of me. I know that it was 
unintentional and thank you in ad- 
vance for putting them right. 

In love and sweet fellowship, I 
am, Your unworthy brother, 

R. Lester Dodson. 



"IS THERE NOT A CAUSE" 
This is language of the sweet 
singer of Israel when his father sent 
him to see how his brothers who 
were in the army were getting on. 
The Israelites were drawn up in bat- 
tle with the Philistines, the great 
champion Goliath was defying the 
Israelites. David in passing from 
one to another inquiring who the 
mighty champion was, his brothers 
hearing him rebuked him, telling 
him he better be back attending 
those few sheep in the wilderness. 
Then David could say "Is there not 
a cause." Yes there was a cause, a 



E OF JESUS CHRIST. 

great cause, this uncircumcized 
Philistine defying the armies of the 
Living God. David remembered 
how he had slayed the bear and the 
lion and delivered the sheep and he 
felt like the great Phillistine would 
be no more in his hands, than the 
lion and the bear were, though he 
was nothing but a stripling, a mere 
lad, while Goliah was a man of war 
from his youth, and David was a 
shepherd boy. God takes the weak 
things to confound the wise (self- 
wise). David was disdained by the 
champion coming with no carnal 
weapons such as sword or spear. 

King Saul arrayed David with a 
soldier's equipment, but David laid 
them by having not proven them 
and took the things he had proven, 
and went forth to meet the great 
champion. See the boastful lan- 
guage Goliah used toward David 
when he saw David coming to meet 
him : "Am I a dog, that thou comest 
to me with staves," and the Philis- 
tine cursed David by his gods." And 
the Philistine said to David come to 
me, and I will give thy flesh unto the 
fowls of the air and to the beasts of 
the field. See what great, boastf •! 
language, his language was like 
himself big, great-of-self. See the 
contrast between his language and 
that of David to the Philistine: 
"Thou comest to me with a sword, 



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and with a spear and with a shield ; 
but I come to thee in the name of 
the Lord of hosts, the God of the 
armies of Israel whom thou hast de- 
fied. This day will the Lord deliver 
thee into my hands, and I will smite 
thee, and take thine head from 
thee, and I will give the carcasses 
of the host of the Philistines t^is 
day unto the fowls of the air, and 
to the wild beasts of the earth, that 
all the earth may know that there 
is a God in Israel." 1st. Samuel 17 
chapter. Whose words proved 
true; the champion's words were 
like himself while David's was like 
himself, little, trusting in the God 
of Israel, then there was a cause. 
There is a cause for everything that 
takes place under the heavens. 

In the beginning God created the 
heaven and the earth. I do not un- 
derstand this beginning to mean 
the beginning of God for the Bible 
teaches us that God is without be- 
ginning of days or end of time, that, 
He has all power both in heaven 
and among the inhabitants of the 
earth and can do his own will. He 
made the stars also. Science teaches 
us that some of the stars are so far 
from the earth that it takes' thous- 
ands of years traveling in the rapid 
flight it does for the light to reach 
us. If this be true some of these 
stars must have been made before 
the earth was. 

I recollect reading a few days 
ago a few lines that appeared to me 
to be more God dishonoring than 
anything I have seen lately. I can- 
not give the exact words but the 
substance was, we see things every 
day that God never saw, though He 
made all things. The answer was 
we see our equal every day whilu 
God never saw His. I claim this ie 
not true. If I understand the mean- 



ing of the word equal it is two or 
more things just alike in every way 
and form and there has never been 
two things just equally alike, his- 
tory says there is 1,732,000,000 peo- 
ple on the earth and there is no two 
equally alike. I have digressed a 
little but will return. There was a 
cause why God should create the 
heaven and the earth, the heaven 
for His own dwelling place, and a 
place where all the redeemed might 
meet and sing praises to His holy 
and glorious name, the earth where 
these are prepared to meet around 
His thorne in the new Jerusalem 
above, we learn that God in His 
creation made everything and man, 
the last of His creatures, was 
made in His likeness and image, 
man then, was honored above every 
creature and was given power over 
all. Everything that God made was 
pronounced by the Creator to be 
very good, the highest degree of ex- 
cellence and all aided in this high 
degree of excellence so far as his- 
.tory teaches us, save man. Man 
fell from this degree of excellence. 
Why? There is a cause. He was 
not created a sinner. God did not 
create or make him a sinner, if He 
had then God would have been the 
author of sin. God is not the author 
of sin. Sin is not a thing of crea- 
tion, but an act of the creature man. 
Man in his creative state could 
never have died nor been product- 
ive or God been glorified. But God 
having all power and could see all 
things saw what man would do, en- 
tered into a covenant with our bles- 
sed Jesus before He made man that 
He Jesus should come into this 
world to redeem every one God the 
Father gave to Him in this coven- 
ant. This covenant being older 
than the fall of man gave Jesus the 
priority right or title to this redeem- 



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able property. Now if every hu- 
man being that has ever been born 
or will be born was given to Jesus 
in this covenant, every one will 
be redeemed and the serpent will 
get nothing for his lies that he told 
to mother Eve only while they are 
his subjects here in this world. Peo- 
ple claim everybody is born equally 
alike. They can do good or bad. 
Do good and go to ^eaven, or do 
evil and go to torment just as they 
choose. If this idea be true then 
they are their own saviour, their 
own redeemer and Jesus did not 
die to redeem them, and they are 
not embraced in the covenant of re- 
demption that the Father and Son 
made and entered into and Jesus 
shed his blood to redeem. Then 
if this be true, Jesus' blood was shed 
in vain and there was no cause for 
it. Were Esau and Jacob born 
equally alike? The Lord said Ja- 
cob have I loyed and Esau have I 
hated, neither one having done good 
or evil, the Lord loving Jacob did 
not make Esau's case any worse. 
The two thieves that were crucified 
when Jesus was, Jesus having mer- 
cy on one did not make the case of 
the other worse. We might say, He 
saved one, why not the other? He 
could not. Why? For a special 
cause. He was not given to Him in 
the covenant, therefore Jesus could 
not redeem him. Jesus came to do 
the Father's will and He did it. 
This is the cause why Jesus came 
into the world to die upon the cross 
and to do the Father's will. 

Are we in this great world strug- 
gle trusting in the Lord? Is there 
not a David, a little stripling shep- 
herd boy somewhere? If we are 
trusting in the Lord there is a David 
somewhere, we do not know where, 
and he will come forth at the prop- 
ertime, the Lord's time and deliver 



the oppressed. No doubt Israel felt 
the weight of the force of the Phil- 
istine every day and theie was 
none able to meet the champion. See 
the language Saul used to David. 
Saul was not trusting in the Lord 
but David was. So if we are trust- 
ing in the Lord, the Lord will raise 
up a David to fight this great cham- 
pion Kaiser. 

Affectionately, 

L. J. H. Mewborn. 



"CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF 
GLORY." Col. 1:27. 
How are we to know that Isaiah 
is a true prophet when he said, 
"Behold, a virgin shall conceive and 
bear a son." Isaiah 7:14. What 
evidence have we of the truthful- 
ness of this declaration? Do we 
accept his word because it is writ- 
ten in that book, that by tradition, 
all that are termed Christian peo- 
ple reverence and accept as true? 
Do we accept the testimony of the 
Apostles concerning the coming of 
Christ in the flesh, because it is on 
record that they testified to it? Or 
do we accept the contents of this 
book because some Elder or some 
distinguished scholar says so? Are 
we to accept these things on these 
grounds alone? If so, our testi- 
mony is of no value whatever. Our 
civil courts will not accept testimo- 
ny that is by hear say, our courts 
demand of a witness that which he 
heard and ? , that which he 
knows for himself. Now if our tes- 
timony is thrown out of civil court 
because we are not an eye witness, 
how then does our testimony con- 
cerning these high and sacred 
things stand. If we are taking oth- 
er men's word for the authenticity 
of these things how do we know 
that we are not bearing false wit- 
ness. These things are strange and 
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careful how he testifies. Isaiah 
prophesied of an unheard of thing, 
of the impossible, according to all 
natural law, and the highest faculty 
of reason of the most learned schol- 
ar can not fathom the mystery. Any 
one may prophesy, but to -be a true 
prophet, that which is prophesied 
must come to pass. It is supposed 
to have been more than seven hun- 
dred years before this prophecy of 
Isaiah was fulfilled, but length of 
time does not alter the matter. The 
fact that it comes true makes the 
prophecy true. Now certain ones 
are on record substantiating the 
prophecy of Isaiah and while intel- 
ligent pepole do not intentionally 
doubt the scripture, yet what 
grounds have any of the validity of 
the statements of the prophets and 
afterwards of the Apostles. John 
says in his first epistle, "That which 
we have seen and heard declare we 
unto you that ye also may have fel- 
lowship with us, and truly our fel- 
lowship is with the Father and His 
Son, Jesus Christ." This testimony 
is that of a true witness. He told 
of the things which he had heard 
and seen, and none can have fellow- 
ship with John in these things ex- 
cept they can testify as a true wit- 
ness to the same things and in the 
same manner. What communion 
have we when we testify to a mat- 
ter that is unknown to our hearers. 
How hardly should one cast pearls 
before swine, and how can the un- 
born hear, and how can the un- 
learned understand. 

Matthew and Luke give an ac- 
count of the coming of Him who m 
Isaiah prophesied that this virgin, 
who by name Mary, upon being 
overshadowed by the Holy Ghost, 
was given conception and brought 
forth a son, even He t^e Son of 
the Highest, which was as much of 



a mystery and as hard for Mary 
to understand as it is for any one 
else, for she asked the angel, "How 
shall these things be, seeing I know 
not a man?" but in a few moments 
added, "Behold the handmaid of 
the Lord, be it unto me according to 
thy word." These two Apostles go 
on with their testimony and confirm 
the prophecy of Isaiah, therefore 
the Apostle and Isaiah agree, but 
in order for us to have fellowship 
with them and be faithful and true 
witnesses we must be able to testify 
to these things as one that has seen 
and heard for himself, and as many 
questioned saying "How shall this 
be seeing that I know not a man," 
and as Sarah before her questioned 
saying, "Shall I of a surety bear 
a child which am old." Gen. 13:18. 
So also does the natural man of to- 
day question as to the true man- 
ner of these things, because it is 
beyond our faculties of reason, and 
with men, which is the view we 
have, this is impossible, but with 
God all things are possible. The 
Lord says to Sarah, "Is there any- 
thing too hard for the Lord?" To 
Mary He says, "For with God, shall 
nothing be impossible." These 
two women saw the manifestation 
of the promise of God to them in 
the fulfillment of this promise in 
their flesh, and as it is not an in- 
credible thing that the Holy Ghost 
should and did overshadow the vir- 
gin Mary, when as yet she had not 
known man, and conceived by the 
Holy Ghost and bear a son, even 
Jesus. Neither is it incredible that 
we, should, by the same, even the 
Holy Ghost, by which we are over- 
shadowed conceive in our flesh that 
holy thing, even the spirit of Christ, 
which in due time is manifest in us. 
When the Lord begins to deal with 
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ings, how can it be possible that the 
God of heaven has regarded our 
low estate, that he has seen fit to 
come unto us, but the Lord's work 
goes on and where he begins a gotfd 
work he will perform it until the 
day of Jesus Christ, that is where he 
has begotten this holy thing in one 
by the overshadowing of the Holy 
Ghost it shall come to maturity and 
in due time shall be manifest, no 
abortion or miscarriage, but a bear- 
ing out, a coming to birth and be- 
ing born, at which time we are 
given to say, "Unto us a child is 
born, unto us a son is given," and 
we feel that his name is "Wonder- 
ful, Counsellor, the mighty God, t h e 
Everlasting Father, the Prince of 
Peace." This is the new birth. 

Nicodemus could not understand 
how that a man that is old, could 
be born again, but the birth is in 
us, we travail in pain and bring 
forth, and it is the fruit of the womb 
of the virgin for none except God 
has ever known the secret depths 
of our innermost soul, the concep- 
tion is immaculate, holy and pure, 
for it is in spirit and in truth by 
the Holy Ghost, by which we are 
overshadowed. 

"Which were born, not of blood, 
nor of the will of the flesh, nor of 
the will of man, but of God." John 
1:14. That is, there is that im- 
planting of that life in us, in our 
flesh which can not be hid, but in 
due time is manifest to the Sons of 
God. For an example we take a 
grain of wheat, or any seed, and 
we bury it in the earth, there is a 
life in that grain which is now hid- 
den in the earth, in the process of 
time and according to that life of 
the seed it shall be manifest, germi- 
nation takes place and that life 
comes up. Paul says in Gal. 2:20, 
"The life which I now live in the 



flesh, I live by the faith of the Son 
of God, who loved me and gave 
himself for me." That is, his very 
existence in the flesh, his every day 
life was lived by faith, which was 
the faith of the Son of God, the 
same faith by which Christ lived in 
the flesh, then our faith, if we have 
any, is the same faith of Paul, 
which is the faith of Christ, there is 
one faith, one Lord, one baptism, 
and all are one in him. And there 
is one life which we live together 
with the Apostle, the prophets and 
with Christ, for if we witness to his 
coming in the flesh, it must be to his 
coming in the our flesh, it is that we 
have conceived by the Holy Ghost, 
it is that we are good ground, which 
has been well prepared and made 
ready for the reception of the seed 
sown in us, that the life of Christ is 
manifest in us, that we live this life 
now by the same faith that he lived 
his life in the flesh, and God makes 
known to us "the riches of the glory 
of this mystery," which is "Christ 
in you the hope of glory." Christ is 
our hope, and it is by the indwelling 
of the spirit that we have this hope. 
He who has a hope of eternal re- 
demption from sin, a home in the 
world of bliss, has Christ in him- 
self. One must know Christ, or that 
is Christ must be in one in order to 
have that hope of glory, for Christ 
is that hope, and it is a hope of 
nothing else but of glory. The nat- 
ural mind can not go into detail 
about these things, but it is the hope 
of glory. It is nothing we have 
sought out, but it is given us by 
grace, through faith, and that faith 
not of ourselves, but it is also the 
gift of God. Faith was given to 
Mary to conceive for she says, "be 
it unto me according to thy word," 
and we receive these things the 
same way, and all we know about 



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Christ coming in the flesh, is as he 
has come in our flesh. And we tes- 
tify to that which we have seen and 
heard, we know we have had an ex- 
perience, a travail of soul, we have 
been in pain, and we have cried out 
in our pangs. We cry "God be mer- 
ciful to me a sinner." Therefore 
where our experience agrees with 
the prophets and Apostles who are 
true witnesses of His coming in the 
flesh, we also are true and faithful 
witnesses, for our testimony agrees 
with them, and we testify with 
them to the things b oth they and we 
have seen and heard, that which is 
in us, which we have seen in the 
flesh, for it is by light of the knowl- 
edge of the glory of God revealed 
in the face of Jesus Christ in us that 
causes us to see our great need, and 
truly our fellowship is with the 
Father and with His Son, Jesus 
Christ, and our fellowship is with 
each other, for we declare unto 
each other that which we have seen 
and heard, and we do not bear 
false witness when we testify to the 
coming of Christ in the flesh, and 
to his suffering in the flesh, for he 
suffered only in the flesh, so also 
shall all our suffering be in the flesh, 
and if we suffer with him we shall 
also reign with him in glory, this we 
now have by faith, which is the 
fait h of the Son of God. May grace, 
peace and mercy from God the 
Father rest and abide with you all. 
Amen. 

Your unworthy brother, 

F. Selby Fisher. 

Salisbury, Md. 



EXPERIENCE. 

If the Lord will I will try to write 
a brief sketch of my life, since I 
hope the Lord has been precious to 
my soul. 

I was born and raised in Pitt 
County, N. C, and was raised by 



pious parents, though neither of 
them in my childhood days was a 
member of any church, but were of 
the Free Will belief. My mother 
and father would not allow me to 
use profane or vulgar language. 
When I was 20 years old I left 
home with my father's consent and 
rented a farm. This was in 1873. 
During this year I became con- 
cerned about my soul's salvation. 

I had been taught and believed 
that I could become a Christian by 
letting go of my bad habits, join 
the church, and be baptized, but I 
thought I was too young to forsake 
m y pleasures and it was time 
enough after I was married and 
settled, but during this year I would 
get in so much trouble that at times 
I could not work or sleep and often 
when by myself I felt that I had 
not a friend on earth. I had left 
father and mother, brothers and 
sisters, and they had forgotten me 
and no one around to care for me. 
I would feel, oh ! wretched man that 
I am. But I would think all this sad 
and troublesome feeling was be- 
cause I was away from my people, 
so I would go to the ball room for 
relief, but often found none. 

In this troubled condition I would 
try to pray and before retiring at 
night would kneel at my bedside to 
ask the Lord for mercy, but failing 
to do this when I would have com- 
pany convinced me that this was 
mockery in the sight of an holy and 
just God. And then I would go for 
a time forgetting my prayers on 
retiring. In January, 1874, I was 
married. My wife was not a mem- 
ber of any church, but was a true 
Christian, and a believer in the 
Primitive Baptists. The impression 
again came on me to pray with my 
family before retiring at night. I 
would beg the Lord to show me in 
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impression grew so strong I would 
promise the Lord that I would tell 
my wife my troubles and ask her 
to join me, but my heart would fail 
me and I would be driven to some 
secret place where no living crea- 
ture could see me and pour out my 
complaints to Him who I knew 
could see in darkness and knew the 
very intents of my heart. I went 
on in this condition until August, 
1874, when I hope the Lord gave 
me light to behold His countenance. 
Everything seemed to be changed. 
I loved everybody, I had a different 
feeling for the fowls of the air and 
the beast of the field. I wanted 
everything to praise God from 
whom all blessings flow. Soon af- 
ter this baptism got on my mind, 
but I was afraid to tell any one, 
even my dear companion for fear I 
was deceived and would deceive 
others, then they would have less 
confidence in me than ever, as it 
had seemed to me no one could 
have confidence in such a sinner as 
I felt I had been. So I kept all this 
to myself as much as I could,, but I 
would meet with some of the Prim- 
itive Baptists occasionally, would 
hear them talk and tell their expe- 
rience and at the same time they 
were telling mine. I would keep si- 
lent but love them with all my 
heart and wanted to be with them 
all the time. Then I would think 
how can I go wit h these old Baptists, 
all my people belong to the Free 
Wills and I am too young to join 
these old fogies. But I loved them, 
I loved the doctrine they preached, 
they fed my soul. My prayer was 
Lord direct me, lead and guide me 
in Thy paths of righteousness. 
There is no comfort in this do and 
live system. I had tried that and 
knew it was a failure. I wanted to 
go with those old Baptists and felt 



to say "Entreat me not to leave thee 
or to return from following after 
thee — thy people shall be my peo- 
ple, and thy God my God," though 
I did not feel worthy to be with 
them. I believe I was made willing 
to offer to the church, and these 
words were continually with me, 
"I can but perish if I go. I am re- 
solved to try. For if I stay away I 
know, I must forever die." So on 
Saturday before the third Sunday 
in November, 1874, I went before 
the church in conference at Wil- 
liams meeting and was received and 
was baptized the following Sunday 
morning by Elder J. W. Johnson. 

W. W. Vick. 
Written January 5, 1909. 



"TAKE YE AWAY THE STONE." 

"Man was made subject to van- 
ity, not willingly but by reason of 
him who subjected the same in 
hope." These two elements, "Van- 
ity" and "hope" of our composition 
have followed us without abate- 
ment, and instead of the common 
expression "doing and undoing," it 
is undoing and doing, as was man- 
ifested with our first parents and 
has followed us in, regular order, 
until this day. "Vanity" the empti- 
ness of which was to be supplied 
by "hope." "Vanity, the progeni- 
tor of evil, though when caught, 
never fails to find refuge in "Hope." 
A desired change (because of van- 
ity) prompted by "Hope," caused 
Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, with 
no results until Adam partook, then 
immediately they were enlightoned 
and saw themselves naked; then 
hypocricy, the hand-maiden of van- 
ity, suggests the hiding, the cover- 
ing up, with the result that "hope" 
sanctioned for success; but alas! 
when God spoke Adam came out 
by removing the "stone," or cover- 



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ing (hypocricy) and saw himself 
in death and corruption, then it was 
that Adam, the first and last free 
agent fell, and was disrobed of all 
perishable apparel and was clothed 
by God with a mantle wrought by 
which man was cast out of Eden, 
the "shedding of blood," after 
(heaven) to the earth, but carry- 
ing with him that robe wrought by 
the "shedding of blood," typifying 
that grace given before man's de- 
but into this world after which a 
flaming sword was placed (justice) 
"to keep the way of the tree of 
life," that sword stands today, and 
man can put forth his hand, and 
handle this "Tree" of life (Christ) 
after being pierced to the death by 
this sword. Now to the stone, man 
was told to roll away. Christ first 
shines in the heart of man, showing 
him what he is, but man knows 
not from whence this comes until 
Christ himself has spoken, and he 
is forced to remove the stone (de- 
ceit fig leaves) revealing to himself 
a heart of corruption. A beautfiul 
manifestation of the type is giv n 
at the grave of L azarus. Christ 
speaks, and man "takes away the 
stone, and death and corruption is 
revealed. Some have said that in 
this instance was manifested the 
law in the stone, when removed re- 
vealed man in his dead state, but 
experience with the scriptures, 
teaches us that when the law is 
taken away, that instead of death 
and corruption, all is life and lib- 
erty. Man's heart is a sepulchre 
given him in which he conceals all 
things, that "vanity does not sanc- 
tion, and covers with the stone (de- 
ceit, fig leaves, etc.) and "Hope" 
prompts that it is hidden from the 
eye of the observer; but lo! at some 
time he becomes restless, fearing 
that some unknown eye has pene- 



trated to his secret, and in the end 
this unknown eye presents itself 
and says: "Take ye away the 
stone," (or covering) and behold 
you see death and corruption star- 
ing you in the face. Now "Hope," 
which has always been your con- 
stant companion, and has lulled 
you to sleep whenever fear of de- 
tection was threatened, now takes 
her flight, and leaves you without 
succor to pronounce judgment upon 
yourself; when lo! this "Eye" 
which has penetrated this stone, or 
covering, which he was forced to 
take away, now declares in tones of 
thunder: "Lazarus, come forth," 
and this same "Eye" says to the 
church: "Loose him, and let him 
go"; loose him of what? Grave 
clothes that shall never again bind 
and the napkin about the face shall 
give place to the free eating and 
drinking of the blood and body of 
our dear Lord. 

Lizzie Holden Garrard. 
Durham, N. C. 



MY SAINTED MOTHER. 
Elder P. D. Gold. 

Dear Bro. Gold: I am sending 
for publication in the Landmark 
this little poem: 

My darling mother; so pure and 
fair, 

It's sweet to know you're with God 

up there; 
Where all is peace, joy and love, 
In that happy, celestial home above. 

One morning about day, I saw you 
mother, 

In the likeness so dear to me of an- 
other ; 

It was in a vision I saw you, 'tis true, 
You looked to me like Jesus, too. 

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head, 

And the beautiful robe around you 
spread ; 

Oh, how I rejoiced in the dawn of 

that day! 
And then you quickly passed away. 

It is good to have the thought di- 
vine ; 

That the God that is yours, is also 
mine ; 

O, may He enable me to see His 
face! 

By His. loving kindness and sov- 
ereign grace. 

I love to read the editorials and 
the sweet experiences of the breth- 
ren and sisters. Elder Samuel Mc- 
Millon, dear brother: It was sad 
indeed, to read of the death of your 
lovely daughter, but oh! the sweet 
rest she now enjoys. I also read of 
the wonderful healing of the new 
Doctor. 

Some one asked me who the new 
Doctor was. I told them it was 
God, the omnipotent. I enjoyed 
that piece so well I sent her a card, 
but never did hear from her. "With 
L God all things are possible," praise 
His holy name. 

Your little sister in a precious 
hope. 

(Miss) Allie G. Blalock. 
Timberlake, Star Route, N. C. 



The name of the Lord is a strong tower: 
the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 



The worus of a talebearer are as 
wounds, and they go down into the inner- 
most parts of the belly. 



Bettex is the poor that waUceth in his 
integrity, than he that is perverse in his 
lips, and is a fool. 



A false witness shall not be unpunished, 
and he that speaketh shall not escape. 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 

P. D. GOLD,. . Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd, Va. 

VOL. LI. NUMBER 10 



Entered at th$. postoffice at Wilson as 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MAY 1, 191.8 



EDITORIAL. 

THE WEAKNESS OF THE 
NATURAL MAN 
Man does not understand the 
weakness of his nature before it is 
finished. While he is living in this 
state, he cannot fully understand it, 
because he has not lived it out. To 
enter into a state or condition mani- 
fests the nature and character of 
that state more fully than it could 
be proven and shown in any other 
way. 

To see and know any state with- 
out living or handling it cannot be 
understood. That which we have 
seen with our eyes, which we have 
looked upon, and our hands have 
handled of the word of life declare 
we unto you. This brings fellow- 
ship, which is the highest form of 
knowledge known unto us. To 
taste, see, feel, handle of the word 
of life is having the inner witness, 
proof of life. In Him we live and 
move and have our being. Truly 
this is a fellowship that shall be 
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a man die shall he live again? All 
my appointed time will I wait till 
my charge come. That which hath 
been shall be again, and God re- 
quireth that which is past. He that 
believeth hath the witness in him- 
self. The things which we have 
witnessed bear testimony to their 
truthfulness, so that we know them 
for he that believeth hath the wit- 
ness in himself. It is like one's eat- 
ing of that which is sweet to his 
taste. It is not something that he 
knows nothing about; for when he 
was hungry it was good to him, and 
therefore it satisfied him. It is not 
what he has never tasted before, 
but it is what he knows is truth, be- 
cause he has already the testimony 
of its sweetness. 

Every time he tastes of this food 
it is sweet to his taste. This heav- 
enly food does not save his stomach, 
because "it is the bread of heaven, 
and is the water of life, and it is a 
great blessing to hunger and thirst 
after this pure food. 

Should one live to old age will he 
cease to desire this pure food? He 
will not, for that which is born of 
God loves this food and never be- 
comes so sick that this food ceases 
to be relished by him. This food 
was found and I did eat, and it was 
sweet to my taste. One never de- 
sires this heavenly food to be 
changed, because those that feed 
on it never become sickly. 

P. D. G. 



LET OUR WORDS BE FEW ; FOR 
GOD IS IN HEAVEN; AND WE 
ARE ON EARTH. 
The heaven is above; we are on 
earth. The disparity between 
heaven and earth is so great, God 
being exalted far above all princi- 
pality and power, and we so incap- 
able of discerning what ought to be 



done or said; while nothing is hid 
from Him before whose glory the 
heavens and earth flee away, that 
it becomes us to put our hand on 
our mouth, and our mouth in the 
dust, as a token of our willing sub- 
jection to the obedience of faith in 
the Son of God. 

If any man glory let him glory in 
the Lord — not before the Lord. For 
of his own will begat he us by his 
own will, and it becomes the crea- 
ture to honor the Creator, who is 
above all. P. D. G. 



IN HIM WE LIVE, MOVE AND 
HAVE OUR BEING. 
Acts 17:28. 

What a mystery is man. If we 
are the offspring of God has he not 
the right to command us to repent? 
Are we not accountable to God? 
Will he not bring our works into 
judgment. If we are truly exercised 
concerning our manner of living 
shall we not be careful of our way 
of living? Ought we not to give 
the more earnest heed to our man- 
ner of living? If we are all to ap- 
pear before the judgment seat of 
Christ to receive according to our 
works, whether they are good or 
evil, surely we should take good 
heed to our conduct. 

God hath given proof that we are 
answerable to God for our conduct, 
because God hath sent His Son into 
the world, and given all judgment 
and authority into his hand, and 
hath given proof of this, for Jesus 
is the judge of the quick and the 
dead. All judgment is given into 
the hand of Jesus, who has every 
qualification for judgment. He was 
found in fashion as a man. He was 
tempted in all points as we, yet 
without sin. He knows the frailty 
of our nature. He knew no sin 
though tempted in all points as we, 



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yet without sin. He has suffered 
the just one for the unjust. He gave 
himself a ransom for many. In all 
our affliction he was afflicted. He 
has tasted death for every one. He 
is the way, the truth, and the life, 
by whom we come to God. 

In him we live, more and have 
our being. 

There is not a pain or distress 
we have but Jesus hath known it 
altogether. The One that was af- 
flicted in all our affliction, the one 
that has suffered the just one for 
the unjust, who knows our frame, 
who remembers that we are dust, 
who knows us in our down sitting 
and our uprising, who remembers 
our frame, a merciful and faithful 
High Priest in things pertaining to 
God, is able to save unto the utter- 
most, them that come unto God by 
Him, seeing he ever liveth to make 
interception for them. He is a 
merciful and faithful High Priest 
in things pertaining to God to make 
reconciliation for the sins of the peo- 
ple. The ground is holy where he 
stood, where he lived, where he 
died, where he rose to heaven, 
where he ever lives to make inter- 
cession for us. H is holy, the way 
is holy, a tried way, a glorious high- 
way of holiness, in which there can 
be no sin, no failure. Jesus says, 
He that comething to me I will in no 
wise cast out. Surely blessed are 
all they that put their trust in him. 

What think ye of Christ? Whose 
Son is He? Do you consider him 
the chiefest among ten thousand 
and the one altogether lovely? We 
love him because he first loved us. 
If we love him that is clear proof he 
first loved us and gave himself for 
us; and as he came to us while we 
were dead in sins, and in the un- 
circumcision of our flesh and hath 
quickened us together with himself, 
we shall also reign with him in 



glory. If when <ve Were enemies 
we were reconciled to God by the 
death of his son, much more being 
reconciled to God shall we not 
rather be saved by his life? 

There is no case made so clear, 
so strong, so fully proven and estab- 
lished, on such foundation as that 
is in which we who were by nature 
enemies to God, and children of 
wrath, yet who have received a gra- 
cious dispensation of the gospel, 
and can truly say, we love him who 
first loved us, and gave himself for 
us. For if when we were enemies 
we were reconciled unto God by the 
death of His Son, shall we not rath- 
er be saved by His life who ever 
liveth to make intercession for us? 

P. D. G. 



THE GOD OF PEACE. 
Heb. 13:20-21. 

God is not the author of confu- 
sion. All his works praise him. He 
makes wars to cease to the ends of 
the earth. Psa. 46.9. 

The question then may be asked, 
"From whence come wars and fight- 
ings among you?" "Come they not 
hence even of your lusts that war 
in your members?" James 4:1-3. 

"The wisdom that is from above 
first pure, then peaceable, gentle, 
i-nd easy to be entreated, full of 
mercy and good fruits, without par- 
tiality and without hypocrisy." 
James 3:17. 

Some people seem to wish to 
charge God with all of their own 
wicked doing. God is not the au- 
thor of confusion, but of peace as 
in all churches of the saints, 1st. 
Cor. 14:33. 

When God works in us both to 
will and to do of his own will it all 
for peace, and the fruit of righteus- 
ness is sown in peace of them that 
make peace. 

Jesus our Leader, our life, our 



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Lord, our example, whom we 
are to follow and obey did, not 
violence. He never returned evil 
for evil. He laid down his own life, 
not the life of another. He is the 
Good Shepherd who gave himself 
for us. Who himself bare our sins 
in his own body. 

If we are led by his spirit we 
never wrong any one, we defraud 
no man, but we do good to others. 

If we have the spirit of Jesus we 
do not attempt to charge God with 
our sins, or follies. God is not the 
author of foolishness, nor of sin. 

Look over the country, look at 
ourselves. What are we doing? 
Are we praying for the peace of 
Israel. Are we doing the things 
that make for peace, and whereby 
one may edify another? It is bad 
enough for one to blame another for 
his own bad doings, if the other is 
a man like himself; but to charge 
God with our sins and follies is a 
shame. God cannot do wrong. 
When we behave ourselves we are 
not the cause of confusion and war. 
or of evil works. When we suffer 
wrong, rather than to do wrong, 
when we pray for them that de- 
spitefully use us, then our conduct 
is acceptable to God. 

It is common for people to retal- 
iate — to treat us as we treat them. 
If we do good only to them that do 
good to us, then what thanks are 
we entitled to? 

The principles and the purpose 
of war is revenge for supposed or 
real evils done to others, or it is to 
take from others what is theirs. On 
Bible grounds war cannot be de- 
fended. Because God is not the au- 
thor of it, nor does He work in his 
people to cause it. If thine enemy 
hunger feed him. If he thirst give 
him drink, for in so doing thou shalt 
heap coals of fire on his head. 

If you are the enemy then you 



are in the wrong? What right 
have I to be the enemy of another? 
If I am the enemy of another then 
I am the one that is controlled by 
the principle of wrong doing. 

We have no right to nurse enmity 
against another nor to desire to do 
him wrong. 

Will the time in this world ever 
come when wars shall cease? Will 
the time ever come when nations 
shall learn war no more? When 
there shall be no more military 
schools to teach the art of war any 
more, when there shall be no more 
standing armies? 

The so-called religious world has 
been promising us that wars shall 
cease, and nations shall learn war 
no more, when they shall beat their 
swords into ploughshares, and their 
spears into pruning hooks, so that 
instead of forging tools (weapons 
of war) with which to slay man- 
kind, we shall use spiritual weapons 
to control ourselves with, so that 
every one shall have such control 
of himself that he shall keep his 
own body under control, his own 
*-:.iipe rso as not to get mad, so con- 
trol his own tongue that he shall 
never speak evil of another, shall 
never tell a lie, nor slander another, 
so that there shall be no false 
preaching, no false politics, be no 
politics of any sort, but everything 
shall be done for peace and good 
will shall prevail. 

Is that state of things coming in 
sight? Are we looking for it? Is 
the devil so chained that there is 
no war, nor confusion now in the 
land? Do you expect to live until 
there is no more sin in the world, no 
more hate or malice, but love, 
peace, good will between all man- 
kind. P. D. G. 



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Obituaries 



ELDER ASA D. SHORTT. 

Elder Asa D. Shortt, son of Jo- 
seph N. and Mary Thomas Shortt, 
was born in Floyd County, Virginia, 
April 17, 1842, and departed this 
life in the house wherein he was 
born, May 31, 1917, at the ripe age 
of 75 years. The environments 
which directly affected the life and 
career of Elder Shortt were such as 
are common to most mountain rural 
districts, taking him in his boy- 
hood and manhood as sinewy and 
rugged as were the hill tops and 
mountains round about him. Do- 
mestic circumstances of life readily 
adapted him to meet the divine in- 
junction to eat his bread in the 
sweat of his face all the days of his 
life, in which he built up and main- 
tained bountiful provisions for him- 
self and family, and the entertain- 
ment of his brethren and friends, in 
which he had great pleasure. 

His opportunities for a school ed- 
ucation were meager, but being fa- 
vored with a good degree of "Moth- 
er wit" he was a good observer and 
a clear thinker and was regarded 
as a man of fair degree of com- 
mon sense. 

At about the time of his majority 
he entered the army in the Civil 
War and proved to be a brave and 
faithful soldier. He was made a 
prisoner at the battle of Missionai'y 
Ridge, November, 1863, and was 
held in prison at Rock Island, 111., 
until March 13, 1865. 

January 9, 1866, he was united in 
marriage with Miss Sarah C. Gra- 
ham, to which union were born ten 
children, six of whom survive him 
with their mother. 

He received a hope in Christ, Jan- 



uary 8, 1868, and joined the church 
at Pine Creek and was baptized by 
Elder Thomas L. Robertson, Satur- 
day before the first Sunday in April, 
1868; and at the next meeting, in 
May, made his first effort to speak 
in public. With permission to 
speak in the bounds of the church 
he continued to exercise until Feb- 
ruary 4, 1871, when he was given 
liberty to make appointments and 
to take up and speak from a specific 
text or portion of scripture, and in 
September, 1873, he was ordained 
to exercise in the full functions of 
the gospel ministry, by Elders 
Daniel Conner, G. L. Tuggle and 
W. II . Dodd. In the constitution of 
the church at County Line, near his 
home, he became a member there 
and so remained. He was soon 
called to the pastorate of the 
churches at Long Branch, County 
Line, Paynes Creek, and jointly with 
Elder H. V. Cole at Salem. As a 
pastor, he was vigilant and faith- 
ful, and the churches he served 
maintained a sound and orderly con- 
dition. 

Elder Shortt was regarded as 
sound and clear in the principles of 
gospel discipline, both as to the 
membership composing the sister 
churches and of those composing 
the Association. He was invariably 
selected to serve in the counsels of 
the brethren, and also served a term 
as Moderator of the Association. 

Elder Shortt was a man of excel- 
lent character as a citizen and as a 
minister of the gospel. His life was 
a constant reflection of exemplary 
traits of faithfulness, zeal and holy 
boldness. He was a man of mark- 
ed integrity, of sound speech, of 
pure, plain, simple gospel fashion. 
He was not self standardized in 
doctrine, but was ready to grant 
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held by some of his brethern whom 
he, esteemed as gospel preachers 
might not be prominently embraced 
in his peculiar line of thought. 

While there are opposing princi- 
ples of doctrine advocated some- 
what by some brethren in this sec- 
tion, the one being extreme to the 
other, neither of which were held 
by Elder Shortt, he was so suffi- 
cinetly extended in his belief and 
advocacy of the general principles 
of the doctrine as to constitute his 
ministry, in my judgment, a conserv- 
ative exposition of the doctrine as 
believed and advocated by the Prim- 
itive Baptists throughout this moun- 
tain region and its correspondence. 

Some time after his state of 
health well suggested the propriety 
of so doing he gave up the care of 
the churches he was serving and 
calmly and patiently submitted to 
whatever time he must abide, even 
all his appointed time did he wait 
till his change come. 

Several years ago he personally 
lequested Elder H. V. Cole and my- 
self to preach in his memory, should 
we survive him, and we were fav- 
ored of the Lord to do so to a large 
and interested gathering of his 
brethren and friends. 

P. G. Lester. 



CORNELIA BARNES 
It is with much sadness and lone- 
liness that I attempt to write some 
of the many Christian virtues, and 
death of my wife, and true "help- 
mate" Cornelia Barnes. She was 
next to the youngest daughter of 
Isaac Lamm and Sallie A. F. Lamm. 
All born and raised in Wilson Coun- 
ty, N. C. Cornelia, (we called her 
Nelia), was born May 6, 1873, and 
died May 31, 1917, making her stay 
on earth forty-four years and twen- 
ty-five days. She was married to 
the heartbroken writer, August 17, 



1895. Unto us was born eight chil- 
dren. Three girls and five boys. 
One boy lived only a few short 
hours after birth when it pleased 
God to take him from us to a better 
home. The remaining seven are 
now living. 

On Sunday morning, August 4, 
1901, on the banks of Contentnea 
Creek where a large congregation 
of people had assembled to witness a 
baptizing, Nelia offered to the Prim- 
itive Baptist Church and was re- 
ceived and baptized, a member of 
Scott's church in Cross Roads Town- 
ship, Wilson County, N. C. She re- 
mained a faithful member of this 
church till she died. Elder George 
W. Boswell did the baptizing. 

Her health had not been good for 
a number of years. And in the lat- 
ter part of the winter of 1916-1917 
she finally had to give up her house 
work and take her bed, and died on 
the date above mentioned. Her fu- 
neral was preached by Elders Geo. 
W. Boswell and S. B. Denny in 
Scott's church in the presence of a 
weeping husband, several children, 
her mother, a number of relatives 
and a large congregation of breth- 
ren and sisters and friends. Imme- 
diately after the services in the 
church house she was taken to the 
Barnes graveyard close by, where 
the services were concluded and her 
body layed to rest. 

"Nelia" was a quiet, good girl 
from her youth up. And was very 
industrious. Out door work being 
her choice. And as her father was 
a farmer during her girlhood and 
young womanhood days gave her 
some chance to choose her occupa- 
tion; working very much on the 
farm. But her energy was too much 
for her physical make-up. Her 
health was seldom, if ever real 
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her father being one of them gave 
but little attention to educating 
their children. For this reason her 
education was very limited. 

As far back as memory served 
her she had great faith in the Prim- 
itive Baptists. Believing them to 
be the true worshippers of God. She 
never enjoyed the worldly pleasures 
as well as some do. Even when she 
was a young girl, she often felt to be 
one alone. And as she grew older 
she felt more humble, and had less 
pleasures in parties, dances, etc. 
Even before I felt myself to be a 
ruined sinner, (and I joined the 
church about three years before 
she did), she said to me many times 
that the Old Baptists looked good 
to her, but she could never be one, 
she was such a sinner. 

During the first part of the year 
1901 her troubles seemed to multi- 
ply. Her father died that year. 
Sometime in July or first of August, 
same year, if memory serves me, 
one night we were sitting in our 
bed room, I was reading the Bible, 
our two children were asleep on the 
bed. The baby woke up, Nelia lay 
down with her. I got my hymn 
book and sang "Children of the 
Heavenly King." Before I had fin- 
ished the song she was crying aloud 
with joy. Between sobs she said 
"Jesse, have you ever seen the 
Lord?" I said, "Not with my natural 
eyes." She said "When a good 
song is sung here is it heard in 
heaven?" I said, "I don't know." 
She said, "that was the prettiest 
singing I ever heard. It seemed 
like the sound of it went up higher, 
and higher, till it was heard every- 
where. And during the singing the 
Lord appeared right up there over 
me, and looked straight at me, and 
He had the most pleasant look I 
ever saw. It don't seem like I was 



asleep, but I might have been. I 
don't feel like I shall ever see any 
more trouble." I told her I be- 
lieved she had an experience of 
grace, and advisod her to join the 
church which she did, time and 
place above mentioned. 

Her education being very limited 
she read but little. She did not talk 
much. But must have been blessed 
with spiritual understanding, for 
her suggestions to me many, many 
times proved to be profitable both 
to me and the church. For while I 
was deacon of the church, and as a 
minister, I would very often ask 
her for advice about different trou- 
bles that I had to come in contact 
with. Her understanding about 
such matters was wonderful. Espe- 
cially in some cases. 

It seemed like that her greatest 
dread of dying was being taken 
away from her children. She was 
so much attached to them. We did 
all we could to keep her with us. 
The doctors decided that a surgical 
operation was the only chance for 
relief. We took her to a hospital in 
Wilson, N. C. They waited nearly 
a week before operating. Trying to 
get her system in the proper condi- 
tion. About two days before they 
put her to sleep she told me in the 
presence of two sisters of the church 
just where she wanted to be buried, 
the hymns she wanted sung and the 
preachers she wanted to preach her 
funeral. And said she was going 
to die and would be better off. She 
never woke entirely from sleep af- 
ter the operation, only, possibly for 
just a few moments. She reached 
her hand to mine, grasped it, kissed 
me goodbye and said "take care of 
the children." 

In this death the writer has lost 
a true wife, our children a loving 
mother, the neighborhood a peace- 



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able neighbor and the church a 
faithful member. But Nelia has 
only lost a life of suffering, a body 
of sin and been crowned with glory 
in heaven. Great God, fit and pre- 
pare us to meet her up there "some 
sweel day," where there is no part- 
ing. 

Written by (Elder) Jesse Barnes 
. Luc am a, N. C. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 
Whereas it has pleased our heav- 
enly father to remove from us by 
death on February 4, 1918, one of 
our dearly beloved brothers in 
Christ, Noah W. Ireland, Sr., who 
has been a member of our church 
since Saturday before the fourth 
Sunday in August, 1910, but who 
for many years before submission 
was a firm believer in the Divine 
doctrine of the Primitive Baptists, 
and who was at the time of his 
death 85 years, 4 months and 1 day 
old, be it resolved: 

1. That the Church has lost a 
member who was meek and de- 
voted, one who has witnessed a 
goodly share of the Lord's wonder- 
ful dealing, with his loved ones, and 
that the relatives and neighbors of 
the deceased have lost a kind and 
agreeable neighbor who was always 
in deep sympathy with all suffering 
and depressed mankind. 

2. Second, That we bow submis- 
sively to the Divine decree of our 
Heavenly Father, that all mortals 
must die, and trusting that without 
the loss of one, our flock may as- 
semble with Bro. Ireland in days to 
come in the pure white home of the 
chosen. 

3. That a copy of these articles 
be sent the family of the deceased, 
one spread upon the records of the 
church, and one sent to Zioa's Land- 
mark for publication. 



Done by order of Conference as- 
sembled on Saturday before the 
fourth Sunday in February, 1918, 
at the Church of Goose Creek Is- 
land. 

C. G. Carawan. 
Vandemere, N. C. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas, since our last meeting 
death has again visited our church 
and taken from our midst our be- 
loved brother R. P. Somers, there- 
fore be it: 

Resolved, By the Primitive Bap- 
tist Church at Reidsville, That while 
we sadly feel our loss we bow in 
humble submission to the will of 
Him who is too wise to err and who 
"worketh all things after the coun- 
cil of his own will." 

Resolved further, That our clerk 
place a copy of these resolutions in 
our church book and a copy be sent 
to the family with the sympathy of 
the Church in this sad hour of their 
bereavement, also a copy to Zion's 
Landmark for publication. 

In conference, February meeting 
1918. 

Elder O. J. Denny, Moderator 
E. R. Hanes, Clerk. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

We, the church at Clear Spring, 
Stokes County, N. C, do hereby 
pass the following resolutions con- 
cerning the death of our aged and 
beloved brother, Elder Alexander 
Moran who departed this life on 
January 11, 1918. 

Therefore be it resolved : 

1. Whereas, God in his infinite 
wisdom did call him from our midst, 
that we bow in humble submission 
to the will of him whose mercy en- 
dureth forever. 

2. That this church has lost a 
faithful and loving pastor, who 



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went in and out before them for 53 
years preaching the glorious gos- 
pel of our Lord and Saviour Jesut 
Christ. 

3. That we extend condolence to 
the bereaved family and other rela- 
tives and friends, and to the 
churches which he faithfully served 
as pastor, ever looking to Jesus, the 
Author and finisher of the Chris- 
tian's faith. 

4. That these resolutions be 
placed upon o< r>v.f C h record, and 
copies be sent to "ion's Landmark. 

Done by an order of the church, 
March 9, 1918. 

J. A. Fagg, 
Moderator. 

J. W. Tuttle, Clerk. 



UNION 
Goldsboro, N. C, R. 3. 

April, 1918. 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Wilson, N. C. 
Dear Bro. Gold: Please say in 
the Landmark that the 180th ses- 
sion of the Contentnea Union is ap- 
7;ointed to be held with the church 
a*- Kinston, Lenoir County, N. C, 
Saturday and fifth Sunday in June, 
1918. Visiting brethren and sisters 
will be met Friday evening and Sat- 
urday morning. 

B. F. Taylor, 

Union Clerk. 



UNION 

Dear Brother Gold: Please 
state, in the Landmark that the 
180th session of the Contentnea 
Union is appointed to meet with 
the church in Kinston, N. C, on 
Saturday before the fifth Sunday in 
June, 1918, and that Elder T. B. 
Lancaster is appointed to preach 
the introductory sermon, and Elder 
D. A. Mewborn his alternate. 

A special invitation is extended 



to all Baptists. Bretlm u and sis- 
ters go see them and see how they 
are getting on and what they are 
doing. If you will do this 1 believe 
you will exclaim as tht -~ueen of 
Sheba did when she saw Solomon's 
kingdom and Hs glory. She said 
to the king. It was a true report 
which I h-eai.: in mine own land of 
thine acts, and of thy wisdom. How- 
beit I believed not their words until 
I came and mine eve? had seen it; 
and beholu tnough one r.alf of the 
greatness of thy wisdom was not 
told me. I rr"'«t one half what 
those goon sisters are ooing has not- 
been told. They are working to gt t 
a penny when we are quietly asleep, 
to obtain a place where they can 
call Home, where they can worship 
our Lord under our own roof. This 
is my property, your property if we 
are Baptists, let us go in and pos- 
sess it. As I said in the article I 
wrote some little time back, that I 
would be one of a hundred to raise 
five hundred dollars. I know of 
four others who have done likewise. 
How many more I do not know. 
Brethren and sisters go see them 
and learn of them what they are 
doing. I feel it will be worth the 
trip in your every day business. 
These brethren and sisters are go- 
ing to secure this property whether 
you help them or not. 

Brethren don't pull back, come 
to the front, be in the, front line. 
If I have to be shot let me be in the 
front and not be shot in the back. 
I feel a word to the wise is sufficient. 
The next pay day comes in June I 
think. 

L. J. H. Mewborn. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 
Whereas, God in His infinite wis- 
dom did call from our midst our 
beloved Brother Westley Perry, on 



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the morning of November 24, 1917, 
Therefore be it resolved : 

1. The Church of Middle Creek 
in conference assembled, bow in 
submission to the will of Him whose 
mercy endureth forever. 

2. That this church has lost a 
faithful and loving brother who was 
most always present to fill his seat. 
He stood firm in the faith, salvation 
by grace. 

3. That we extend our sympathy 
.to the bereaved family and to his 
neighbors by whom he lived. 

4. That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be placed on our church book 
and a copy be sent to the bereaved 
family and a copy to Zion's Land- 
mark for publication. 

Elder J. A. T. Jones, Mod. 
B. H. Whitley, Clerk. 
Brethren J. L. Britt and 
E. C. Jones, Deacons. 



MRS. LIZZIE WILLIAMSON. 

Upon request of the bereaved 
husband, in my weak way, I will at- 
tempt to write a few words in mem- 
ory of our dear sister in Christ, Mrs. 
Lizzie Williamson. She was born 
on March 6, 1851, and departed this 
life March 4, 1918, making her stay 
on earth two days less than 67 
years. Her childhood days were 
spent during the cruel civil war, 
when opportunities did not visit 
every one's door. But while very 
young she married Greene Caraway 
who was a«echool teacher, and she 
went to school to him and obtained 
some learning. 

After the birth of two children 
her husband died leaving her to live 
a widow's life for a few years. She 
was then married on January 2, 
1879 to L. T. Williamson, with 
whom she lived until her death. He 
also had two children which she 
helped to raise to her credit. To 



this union seven children were born 
who are all living and mourning The 
loss of their mother. About the 
date, 1898, she united with the 
Primitive Baptist church at Goose 
Creek Island. She lived a faithful 
member until death, always filling 
her place and answering to her 
name unless providentially hin- 
dered, also visiting the homes and 
inquiring after the welfare of the 
members, and never being any more 
happy than when talking of the 
goodness and mercies of the Lord 
or singing songs in His praise. How 
she did enjoy to hear Jesus pro- 
claimed from the pulpit and the 
communion of the Saints! There 
was never any trouble brought 
against her in the church. She was 
a peacemaker, rather than a peace 
breaker. Her words of counsel 
were always laden with love and 
tenderness rather than reproach, 
to know her was to love her as a 
Christian. She bore her suffering 
in a Christian manner, never com- 
plaining at, nor doubting the justice 
of her God, confident He would put 
no more on her than she was able to 
bear. She saw much trouble all her 
days and did much suffering dur- 
ing her last few years on earth. 
But we were led to believe that all 
her suffering ended at the grave and 
that it is now her happy lot to re- 
joice around the throne of the Lord. 
"Oh, death, where is thy sting? Oh, 
gmve where is thy victory?" 

All was done for her that skilled 
physicians and loving hands of rel- 
atives and friends could do. but the 
Lord needed her and he called her 
away to Himself. It is our part to 
submit and say, "His will be done." 
No earthly power can stay the 
scythe of the grim reaper — death. 
She was conscious of her condition 
through to the last moment, asking 



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her children and friends not to 
mourn over her. While we know it- 
is all well with her, in our weakness 
We have to yield to the flesh. She 
passed away without a struggle, 
the cold icy hand having gradually 
closed its clutches about her body. 
But we triumph in the fact that he 
cannot reach the immortal soul. 
The writer visited her a few days 
before her death. Htr testimony 
was clear, convincing and un- 
daunted. 

"She knew in whom she believed 
and was persuaded that He was 
able to keep her against that day." 
The testimony of all who knew her 
confirm the belief that she lived a 
true Christian life and died a tri- 
true Christian life and died a tri- 
umphant death in the faith of her 
Lord. Truly, it may be said of her, 
"She wrought well and died in the 
hope of a blissful immortality." At 
the grave our loss was mourned by 
a host of relatives and friends. 
After a few words of comfort to the 
bereaved and mourning ones by 
our beloved Brother, James Potter, 
we gently laid her in the little 
grave, there to await the resurrec- 
tion, when God will call her forth, 
clothed in that queenly robe and in 
that triumphant state, to sing 
praises around His great 'white 
throne forever and forever. To all 
who ministered to her comfort, 
loaned a helping hand, or inquired 
for her welfare during her sickness, 
death and burial, the relatives wish 
to extend their sincere thanks and 
appreciation. May the Lord direct 
us in the right way and enable us 
to walk therein. May He enable 
us to put our trust in Him and sub- 
mit to His will and carry us safely 
home with our loved ones and all 
the redeemed. 

Your brother in hope, 

J. M. Carawan. 



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Sciatica, Neuralgia 
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THE RESULTS. 



Read the following letters which are fair 
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H. S. CUNNINGHAM, 
Editor Leader and Vindicator. 



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PrederlrUsburg, Virginia 
Mrs. Carter has had rn urged joints upon 
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Atlanta, Georgia 
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Landmark 

PUBLISHED ^/^T-#ONTHLY 

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WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Haptist 

VOL. O. Wilson, N. C, May 15, 1918 NO. 13 



P. D. GOLD, Editor Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor - - - Floyd, Va, 

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The Purpose of Zion's Landmark 



Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 
By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 

ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 

strengthened by its cords of lore 
It hopes to re jest all traditions and institutions of men, 

and regard only the Bible as the standard .of truth- 
It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 

Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them 

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It aims to contend for die mystery of the faith in God, 

the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 

blessed Comforter. 

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- DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CUR I ST. 



COMMUNICATION 

Take my yoke upon you and 
learn of me; for I am meek and 
lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest 
unto your souls. 

For my yoke is easy and my bur- 
den is light. 

Elder Gold. 
Dear Brother: 

I have a mind tonight to write a 
little on above text. I tried to 
preach from it yesterday at Cross 
Roads and I have thought about it 
today. No preacher has ever been 
able to preach all there is in a text, 
however great or learned he may 
be. This is one of the proofs to us 
that the scriptures are inspired. 
Every time a text is presented to us 
we see something new in it, some 
beauty we had not seen before. It 
is like digging in a mine for the 
precious things of the earth, the 
farther we have the power to go the 
more we shall find, but of our own 
selves we can not find anything of a 
spiritual nature, but Jesus said when 
he the spirit of truth is come he shall 
lead you into all truth. 

There are several different kinds 
of yokes spoken of in the Bible. The 
most oppressive yoke is sin and un- 
belief, all of Adam's posterity are 
born with this yoke upon them. It 
fits them so well that many well 
wearing it boast of their freedom as 



did the Jews when they said we are 
Abraham's children and were nev- 
«r in bondage to any man. Such is 
the blindness and ignorance of men 
by nature. They would rather have 
this yoke than any other, the very 
language of their heart is we will 
not have this man to reign over us. 
But when in the mercy of God the 
blind begin to see out of obscurity 
and out of darkness. They feel 
what an awful yoke is upon them. 
Then they try with all their powers 
to get from under this yoke of sin. 
The law is revealed to them and 
they believe if they can fulfil it they 
will find relief, but those of the 
Lord's people who have felt the ter- 
rors of the law know that it is a 
yoke even a yoke of iron, no ease 
nor comfort in it, but a continual 
pressure, a demand all the time, 
pay me what thou owest. The sin- 
ner now is in a hard case trying to 
get rid of one yoke by putting on an- 
other. He meets with no success. 
The poet describes his case well 
when he says the more I strove 
against sin's power I sinned and 
stumbled yet the more. In this 
condition he remains till Jesus is 
revealed. He delivers from sin and 
unbelief and from the law, for it is 
said he is the end of the law to the 
soul that truly believes on Him. The 
yoke of Jesus is different from any 



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other yoke man puts upon himself 
or seeks to put on his fellowman. 
It does not gall or fret, but is easy 
so that the man who has endured 
these other yokes is glad and will- 
ing to put it on. A type of this 
yoke is marriage. If it is a true 
marriage, that is one with love and 
union the foundation of it, though it 
is a yoke, yet it is not unpleasant 
and is entered into willingly. A 
man and woman both give up many 
things when are married, yet they 
believe they will gain in giving up. 
I have often thought of the woman 
of Samara. She had five husbands, 
but they all died, then she had one 
who was not her husband. I think 
this represents the law. It will nev- 
er make the believer a real husband 
however he may try to love it and 
live by it and with it. It will not 
give him a crumb of bread, nor a 
drink of living water, neither will 
it be a comfort in his sickness, but 
Jesus will supply all his needs as a 
true and living husband. There 
are other yokes. Surely it is a yoke 
and a burden to be a preacher. I 
love, to preach better than anything 
else, yet everything within me rises 
up against the thought of trying to 
preach. This is a mystery like all 
the other things that belong to the 
kingdom of Jesus Christ. 

A good type of the gospel preach- 
er is found in the 6th chapter, 1st 
Samuel. When the Philistines 
sought to return the ark unto Israel 
they took two kind upon which the 
yoke had never come tied or as we 
should say hitched them to a cart, 
tied up their calves at home and 
turned them loose. They went low- 
ing as they went. There was a pow- 
er above their natural instinct lead- 
ing them or they would never have 
left the calves at home. When I 
first began to speak in the name of 



the Lord I found a sweetness in it 
I had never worn the yoke of 
preaching. I believed it would al- 
ways be like that only better, but 
after a while I did not want to go, 
would much preferred to stay at 
home with wife and children. I 
went, still I often complained about 
it. This is our old nature complain- 
ing does not like the yoke, yet be- 
cause the Lord bids us we go, often 
find very few there, mostly empty 
benches, other things to discourage, 
yet still going, how strange to na- 
ture. What a wonderful thing the 
gospel is. To him that overcometh 
will I give to eat of the hidden 
manna. 

Brother Gold I will close, hoping 
this will find you as well as 
usual. Love to all. Your brother 
in hope of eternal life. 

E. C. STONE. 

Tarboro, N. C. 



Stokesdale, N. C. 
Feb 20, 1918. 
Dear Brother Jones: 

I will try to answer your much 
appreciated letter of a few days 
ago. I was glad to hear from you. 
This leaves us all able to be up, but 
not right well. I did not under- 
stand Sister Mabe that she wanted 
meeting at her house, but you know 
I am so deaf. So you can make an 
appointment at her house for Satur- 
day night before the first Sunday in 
March of you think it expedient to 
do so, and at Sister Easleys Sunday 
at 11 o'clock a. m., or wherever you 
think best. I hope my wife will be 
able to go with me over there, but 
can't tell new how it will be. I 
often wonder why it is that you all 
over there and at other places 
where I go would ever ask me to 
come back again, for surely if you 
saw me as I see myself, you would 
not desire to see me and hear my 



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blundering manner of trying to 
preach, for I am a stranger here be- 
low, and what I am. Tis hard to 
know. I am so vile, so prone to sin, 
I feav that I am not born again, but 
when I count up all the cost, if not 
free grace, then I am lost. Yes my 
dear precious brother I know by ex- 
perience that there is nothing good 
that I can do. I cannot satisfy the 
law, nor hope nor comfort from it 
draw, but the most comforting 
thought that the poor sinner can 
have is that our elder brother paid 
the debt, satisfied the demands of 
divine justice, cancelled our sins, 
and blotted them out of his book of 
remembrance, and said because I 
live, you shall live also, but dear 
brother we often find ourselves 
groping our way in the dark, and 
try to go to the law for justification, 
not considering at the time that the 
law kills or condemns, but the 
spirit maketh alive, for it bears 
witness (sometimes) with our spirit 
that we are the children of God, 
heirs of God and joint heirs with 
Christ and for the time being- the 
law is put under our feet. Heaven 
comes down our souls to greet, and 
glory crowns the mercy seat, and 
we then think we can and will go 
on our way rejoicing, and may do 
so for a short while, but when we 
begin to get exalted there is a 
thorn given us in the flesh (not in 
the spirit), the buffetings of Satan, 
and oh ! do you ever try to ask the 
Lord to remove it, and get the sweet 
assurance that his grace is sufficient 
for you, and then if so you can lay 
aside every weight and the sin 
which doth so easily beset us and 
run with patience the race set be- 
fore us, looking unto Jesus the au- 
thor and finisher of our faith. 
Your poor unworthy brother, 
W. A. Gourley. 



BRUISED REED AND FLAX 
Raleigh, N. C., Mch. 30, 1918 
Elder P. D. Gold, 
Wilson, N. C. 
Dear Brother: 

The enclosed letter from Bro. T. 
A. Stanfield written to his brother is 
so good that I desire to see it in 
print in the dear old Landmark, so 
I hope you will have a mind to pub- 
lish it in the near future so that all 
who read it may share alike in the 
comfort of the letter. The thoughts 
expressed are, to me, very rich in- 
deed and then, too, coming* from 
such a precious brother make them 
all the more enjoyable. 

I hope you are real well. I no- 
ticed with pleasure that you cele- 
brated your eighty-fifth birthday re- 
cently. I hope you will be blest to 
see many more. I am sure you will 
live the appointed time of the 
Father of mercy and earnestly con- 
tend for the faith as long as you 
live, and the best of all receive a 
crown of righteousness which God 
has laid up for you and all those 
who love his appearing. 

Please give my love to your fam- 
ily and accept same for yourself, 
and come to see us when you can. 
Yours very truly, 

W. A. Simpkins. 

Dear Brother: At your request 
Pll offer a few thoughts on Mat. 
12:20. "A bruised reed shall He 
not break, and smoking flax shall 
He not quench, till He send forth 
judgment unto victory." 

The "bruised reed" and "smok- 
ing flax," means the same (is 
doubled). You remember Phar- 
aoh's dream was doubled. The 
seven fat kine and the seven good, 
rank ears of corn on one stalk 
means the seven years of plenty, 
representing the child of God be- 
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of selfrighteousnes-K,, while in this 
prolific state ; but the famine arises 
in the land of Canaan and we be- 
gin to feel our "leanness." S» ther« 
is the seven (same number) lean 
kine and seven thin ears, blasted 
(black) by the east wind. No corn 
on these ears, though there is an 
imitation. The convicted sinner 
tries to do good, though to him his 
works are not good (blasted). 
Now I want you to notice it was the 
famine that caused Joseph's breth- 
ren to bow down to him, and it was 
the famine that caused the prodical 
son to return to his father's house, 
and it was the famine that caused 
you and I to go to our spiritual Jo- 
seph for bread and also to our 
Father's house. 

The bruised reed means the con- 
victed sinner. You have plenty of 
reeds down there and know more 
about them than I do ; but I have* 
heard that a bruised reed is hard to " 
break. Jesus does not cast off the 
convicted sinner, though at the time 
he is in this state, he feels like God 
will not have mercy. 

Joseph appeared strange to his 
brethren and acted like he was an- 
gry with them and he talked with 
them through an interpreter — just 
like he did not understand a word 
they said, and at the same time he 
understood every word they said to 
him and he knew what they had 
done unto him — he needed no wit- 
nesses. .But see how he had to go 
aside to weep, while they were 
making their plea. Now, this is a 
beautiful figure of Jesus and His 
brethren. God appears angry with 
us and seems not to hear our pray- 
ers, but He does hear us and He is 
compassionate. It is His will for us 
to see our poverty and our leanness 
before he makes himself known un- 
to his brethren. There was one 



(Simion) that was 'kept in prison to 
prove them, until they come again. 
Just so when God commences a 
work, He will perform it. "A 
lwuksed reed shall he not break." 

He loves a broken and contrite 
heart. "And smoking flax he shall 
not quench. Flax is a plant 
that fine linen is made from ; but be- 
fore it is fit for the maker's use it 
must be pulled up out of the ground, 
then laid out on the ground until it 
begins to rot, or get in such a state 
so it can be "broke" and "hack- 
eled," etc. This is done so the out- 
side may be gotten off. It is the in- 
side (the fibres) that are- good for 
use. I wish I could tell this as I see 
it. The Lord uses natural things to 
prefigure spiritual things. The 
workings of the flax shows to us 
how the outside (selfrighteousness) 
must be broken off (left out) before 
we can see the kingdom of God. 
The hackel is an instrument full of 
sharp nails; and flax while under- 
going this, shows what a hard ( try- 
ing time the convicted sinner has to 
go through, before he is sufficiently 
abased for the Master's use. Then, 
too, there are two kinds of goods 
made from flax — "tow," and 
"linen." We are two "manner" of 
people after we have been born 
again. The "tow," I would think, 
means the old man, and the "linen" 
the new man. "Smoking flax." I 
reckon the time flax smokes, must 
be when it is undergoing the change 
so it can be "broke." Smoke goes 
up. I feel like this is a figure of 
our prayers for mercy, while un- 
dergoing the change. That is not 
quenched as long as we are under 
conviction. But when He speaks 
peace to our truobled souls, mourn- 
ing ceases (quenched) and praises 
begin. 

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unto victory-" When we see our- 
selves sinners, there is a judgment 
against us. We begin to try to pay 
it off by doing some good deed. 
We try time and again, but every 
time it is put back in the "sack's 
mouth." We cannot pay for it. It 
is free grace. But this judgment 
stands out in front of us and we fin- 
ally own it is just, "and if we are 
sent to hell, God's righteous law ap- 
proves it well." 

Then it is, the smoking flax is 
quenched. Our sorrow is turned into 
joy. We cannot pray when we are 
praising God. The water was 
turned to wine, you remember, so 
our tears are turned to joy un- 
speakable and full of glory to God 
in the highest, for having done so 
much for us. 

It is hard to write just like I 
could tell you. I have written this 
in the living room, in the presence 
of the children, and you know what 
a noise they can make. Excuse mis- 
takes. If there is anything in thi a 
that you feel like suits your case, 
give the glory to God. 

Your brother, 

T. A. Stanfield. 

Mclver, N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Wilson, N. C. 
My dear Brother: 

If I am not deceived my mind 
again inclines me to write for the 
Landmark, and the subject seems 
to me to be Unfaithfulness and the 
sincere language of my soul is that 
the Lord will guide my mind and pen 
that I may glorify His name, for I 
have plainly seen that when left; to 
myself 1 am nothing but vanity, and 
would go just as far from God as 
Peter did, and sometimes I feel like 
I have, then Oh ! what mourning, 
what groaning, but how good it is 



to feel that "whom the Lord loveth 
He chasteneth, and by this I know- 
He loves .me because He chastens 
me." He leaves us to ourselves 
sometimes, just to show us if He 
turned us loose what would become 
of us, and to show us our unfaith- 
fulness to Him, and it is the un- 
faithfulness of God's people, the 
church of God, that is the cause of 
all wars, strife, etc. When the 
church is doing her duty, and living 
as the spirit of God directs every- 
thing Is well. When she "the 
church" is preaching and practicing 
the sound truth, her light is shining 
and the world sees it and is gov- 
erned by it for God says in His 
word, "Ye are the light of the 
light of the world," and it is not one 
that is guilty, but all more or less, 
and it is time for a confession of 
faults, and a turning from the 
broadway, for some of us have our 
feet — and most all of us have our 
toes if not our feet turned that way, 
and in this are we not all unfaith- 
ful? When the Lord speaks to us, 
and makes known to us His will, 
why don't we obey. We are hard- 
hearted, stiff necked people. "Fear 
not man who is able to kill the body 
but rather fear God who is able to 
kill both soul and body and cast it 
into hell." Sometimes I think I am 
doing right by listening to others 
who are worldly minded and don't 
understand at the time what I am 
doing, but when the dear Lord lays 
the rod on me, I am made to care 
not for one word spoken by the 
worldly minded. Oh ! the way is 
so narrow, and we are told to 
watch and pray, would to God I 
could come forth and write what I 
saw and felt yesterday, but I can 
just hint, but the Lord be praised 
for He is holy, and I a poor helpless 
sinner dependent on Him for mer- 



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cy. With love to the household of 
faith. 

Bettie Z. Whitley. 



LOVE 

"By this shall all men know that 
ye are my disciples, if ye have love 
one to another. John 13:35. 

Love is the motive power of the 
Christian religion. It was love that 
moved our dear Lord to come and 
hear our sins and reproaches, to suf- 
fer and die that we by Him might 
live. 

The word "charity" means a lit- 
tle more than love, or it is not only 
love but love manifested. If we 
love one but never show it in word 
nor deed, especially the deed, we 
have no charity. Our Lord not only 
loved us but He came to us in that 
love. 

We were impatient i» every part, 
filthy, degraded, having hearts that 
are deceitful in every part and des- 
perately wicked beyond all knowl- 
edge. We were full of wounds, 
bruises and putrifying sores from 
the sole of the foot to the head ; the 
whole head was sick and the whole 
heart was faint. 

With all these forms of filthiness 
and infirmities, and so covered with 
death that we had not the least con- 
ception of our condition. Yet, not- 
withstanding all this, and the per- 
fect purity and holiness of our Lord 
(Oh! such a contrast!) 11 e loved 
us and in His love He came to us 
right in our very natures. He is the 
seed of the woman; born of a wo- 
man ; born under the law to redeem 
them that were under the law. 

To do this he must bear their sins. 
This required the manifestation of 
love beyond all conception, beyond 
It moves with tender compassion to- 
wards the filthiest thing in all of 
God's creation, the poor sincursed 



man. Ho comes down to him and 
the thought of man. Even the very 
God, for God is love. Here is char- 
ity in its highest degree. It sits oa 
the throne of the eternal heavers a'i 
no other person or thing ever can. 
enters flesh and blood. The chil- 
dvod behv riu-cakers of flesh and 
blood, H.^ likewise took part of the 
same. They hated Him an 3 scorn- 
ed Him, but He loved them w'th a 
love that could not be turned back. 
Their h itred to Him did not change 
Him; He still loved them. 

Doubtless some of the very ones 
who were criyng out, "crucify Him 
were of that sacred, chosen number 
for whom He died. At least all His 
people were just as deeply steeped 
in sin as the hardest of them were. 
It was the sins of those He loved 
that crucified Him, and they shall 
look on Him whom they have 
pierced. Oh! what love! It never 
faileth. 

Because they accused Him and 
reproached Him w r as no reason for 
Him to turn away from them. No. 
He had love to them as well as for 
them ,,and that love could not die, 
nor allow Him to turn away from 
them even though they hated him 
and used Him deceitfully and con- 
temptiously. 

These were His foot-prints. They 
were marked with blood for He 
would not cease for them until He 
had spilt every drop of His blood 
and stained all His garments. The 
hands and the feet as well as the 
head and the heart must have His 
blood upon them. 

There is no pulsating heart, no 
thinking mind, no handling of nor 
walking in His love, only as His 
blood has marked the way. 

When He looks on the travel of 
His soul He is satisfied for He sees 
His blood at every point and in ev- 
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vation of His people. Thus He re- 
deemed them from death and ran- 
somed them from the power of the 
grave. He died for our sins and 
rose again for our justification. Oh, 
such love! /Were we worthy of any 
of this? No, not of the least of His 
sufferings nor of one drop of His 
sweat nor of His . blood. It all 
came in mercy. The riches of 
heaven are in mercy. "God who is 
rich in mercy." This is that which 
is treasured up for His poor bride. 
He came to make it sure to all the 
seed. Not one of them shall fail^ 
to receive it nor to forever live in 
it. Otherwise our Jesus has not 
done that which He came to do, nor 
for which the divine law has given 
Him credit. Yes, He saved His 
people from their sins. He had love 
for them and He makes it known to 
them in their salvation. He made 
no failure and not one of them shall 
ever fail to require it at His hands. 

This brings them into the sweet 
relationship of brethren and sisters 
in the Lord. All one family of the 
many children of God. One body 
of Christ Jesus, the Lord, but they 
are the many members of that one 
body. The life of the head is the 
life of each member separately and 
of all of them collectively. As the 
Head lives, so must all, vet, each 
and every one, of the members live. 
When He triumphed over death and 
the errave it was their triumph, for 
all His is theirs. Thev are joint 
heirs with Him. What is His glory 
is their glory. His food is their 
food. His wisdom provided the 
feast and by His spirit they are 
brought to the supper. He that eat- 
eth thereof shall never die. Oh, the 
blessedness that has come to such 
poor unworthy worms of the dust! 
He said, "I am a worm and no man." 
How lowly He became! 



His chief commandment to us to 
love one another. Oh, how small a 
requirement! and yet how far from 
it our natures lead us. There was a 
crucifixion for His love to be mani- 
fested to us and there must be a cru- 
cifixion of our flesh with the afflic- 
tions and the luct thereof for us to 
show our love one to another. 

This is the sign, the fruit, "We 
know we have passed from death 
unto life because we love the breth- 
ren." Do we love them? Do we 
bear with them as our dear Lord 
has borne with us? Oh, look and 
see. Are we suspicious that the 
brethren are plotting wrong against 
us? Then our love is not pure. The 
flesh or the carnal mind in us is 
guiding us. What must be the re- 
sult of our following the dictations 
of the carnal mind? It is clear: 
"If vou live after the flesh you fhall 
die." Die? Yes, die. That is the 
word. The temnter has come and 
deceived us; the wolf has caught 
us. He rises'up in us and points out 
the wrongs our brethren have done 
us? He alienates us from our 
brethren, and from our meetings 
and makes us believe so strongly 
that the brethren have wronged us 
that it appears as a real thing to 
us and we cannot be convinced by 
them that it is not true. That is 
why satan is called a roaring lion. 
He makes such a hideous noise in 
our souls that we cannot hear the 
entreaties of love which our breth- 
ren make to us. He is so strong in 
us that we have no power against 
him. He is the king of beast. Thus 
he sits enthroned in our carnal 
minds and keeps us from partaking 
of the love of our brethren whose 
hearts are bleeding (so to speak) 
to see us astray and they are trou- 
bled with hearts full of sorrow for 
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Surely, could anything but love, 
the love of our clear Jesus thus fill 
their hearts for us, while we turn 
from them in coldness? Oh, Lord, 
visit and crush this heart of stone 
and fill our hearts with the love of 
our Lord Jesus, that we may bear 
with our brethren and love them as 
thou hast loved us! Oh, that the 
Lord will give us that spirit which 
will give us to look upon our breth- 
ren as being better than ourselves! 

Let us have charity, one to an- 
other. Let us not be suspicious that 
ur brethren have wronged us and 



knows what I will have to do. When 
I was taken down I felt so miser- 
able I felt like I wa^ punished be- 
cause I was such a vile beings and 
it came in my mind that sin is a 
transgression of the law ^and sin 
when finished bringeth forth death 
and I surely must b,e banished from 
the peaceful presence of my God if 
he did not come to my relief I felt 
that I was the greatest sinner that 
ever lived and had transgressed all 
my life and none could do me^ood, 
but God I felt so helpless, my vile- 
ness and inability, no* light to guide 



that they do not love us. Let us lay •me along I thought I was the most 



a^ide all selfishness and look not 
on the things of our own, but on the 
things of others. Let us not forsake 
the essembling of ourselves togeth- 
er as the manner of some is. Let 
us show our love to the brethren by 
meeting with them, bearing with 
them in much patience and in faith- 
fulness. Let us not rebuke an elder 
(and old brother - hose natural 
mind has become tc ider with the 
infirmities of old age) but let us en- 
treat (exhort ( admonish in tender- 
ness and love) him as a father. Let 
us bear with him in patince and 
love. Let us do the same to our 
elder women and treat them as 
mothers. The younger men as 
brethren and the younger women 
as sisters. Let us do all in lowli- 
ness and godly fear. 
Your brother in hope, 

L. H. Hardy. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold. 

Dear Father in Israel : Once more 
I will address you. I am very 
feeble, have had a very bad spell. 
The doctor says he can't do me any 
good, only to give me medicine to 
ease me, he says. I will have to go 
to the hospital again, but God alone 



miserable creature that ever lived. 
I felt that he was gone forever. It 
seemed to me my head would burst 
open and every nerve in me hurt 
and I fell asleep and I was travel- 
ing along begging for mercy and I 
came to the river of Jordan and I 
thought to myself how can I as 
weak and miserable as I was, how 
can I ever get across, no one at all 
with me and Christ appeared on the 
other side of Jordan and raised his 
hand and bowed his head and said 
now receive the benediction. He 
says go in peace thy fail h hath 
saved thee and he waved his hand 
behind him and says now view the 
promised land and when I woke uu 
I thought to myself has the Lord 
showed me the promised land and I 
can never reach it. I though it was 
the prettiest land I ever saw; it has 
been in my view ever since and I 
do rejoice to know that I had a 
view of it if I never reach it. I feel 
so thankful that the Lord has shown 
me something to revive my poor 
drooping mind. Thank Go<d, Brother 
Gold, for his unspeakable gift to me 
a poor helpless, vile, miserable crea- 
ture as I am. All earthly help has 
failed and nothing but God can do 
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low at the footstool of mercy just 
the right place to be. All things 
here are against me, but thanks to 
His dear name he has not took me 
all away for he said in his word he 
would never leave nor forsake us, 
and I trust he will give me grace 
in the dark and trying hour vof 
death. I could not see one thing 
between me and my Lord but the 
river of Jordan on that night, noth- 
ing in my hands. I bring no merit 
to plead, nothing but my poor, vile 
self, ten thousand talents in debt 
and nothing to pay with. Brother 
Gold, I will stop here, but I could 
say more and the half not told, so 
I will close. I may never write any 
more. The Lord knows. Answer 
soon and remember me and my 
children at a thorne of grace. Tell 
me what you think of such a being 
as I am. 

I remain, your sister in, hope of a 
better world. 

Rosa A. Fox. 

Roxboro, N. C. 



Dear Brother Gold : 

I am enclosing a good letter that 
I received from my sister in the 
flesh and hope in the spirit, Martha 
Robbins Womble, and will ask you 
to please publish it in Zion's Land- 
mark ,and I hope that others may 
enjoy it as I have. I feel it is too 
good to keep all to myself. 

Trusting you will be blest to con- 
tinue the dear old Landmark as we 
do enjoy reading it so much. 

Mrs. J. H. Whitfield. 

Nashville, N. C. 

Dear Sister: Received your letter 
last night and this morning was 
thinking about answering it and 
what I should say. It came like a 
flash, leave it alone, so I may some- 
time tell you and then I did not 
know what to write, although know- 



ing you would expect an answer. 
While milking it came with force. 
Tell her where you are this morn- 
ing, and I did not know how. I 
saw it this way : Now if you camnot 
see it like I did I can't help it. 

I am down on a little hillside and 
away up on the hill are rocks and 
mountains, and people are going to 
and fro in a mad, wild rush. Just 
below me is a deep, dark desert, 
and I am sitting in this little silent 
plain by myself, sometimes looking 
up, thinking how dangerous it is up 
there, and sometimes looking down 
at that desert, and thinking how 
dark and gloomy it is down there, 
and looking at the little space be- 
tween, where I am sitting in silent 
wonder. Wondering • what little 
piece of land is this. And like a 
flash it came to me, this is the Land 
of Canaan, and I wondered would 
I ever reach the true land, "Where 
the wicked cease from troubling 
and the weary are at rest." I feel 
all alone down here, but safe and 
secure from all harm and am won- 
dering what my companion is going 
to be. You know one will soon join 
me and it will be the Comforter to 
guide me along on this healthy little 
plain, or will it be that dreaded 
tempter to throw me in that dark 
desert and no way of escape. No 
matter where we get we are wor- 
rying about something. Why can 
we not be still and know God rules 
at all times and in all things? It 
never would do for me to be left 
alone long at a time, I get so stiff- 
necked. You know it reads this 
way: "He that hardeneth his 
heart and stiffens his neck shall be 
suddenly destroyed and that with- 
out remedy." So you see I would 
soon break my neck. But for some 
cause I have been safely guarded 
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will be. You know I often follow 
the old tempter deep down in the 
desert, and there weep and howl 
for a way of escape and then at a 
time, all unexpected to me, the glory 
of that Son I told you about sud- 
denly lights my pathway and to my 
great joy I am out and know not 
how, and then I can cry aloud and 
say in due season Christ died for 
the ungodly. And then with "Sal- 
vations walls surrounded, I can 
smile at all my foes." 

I am a strange little creature 
and surely a mystery to myself. My 
afflictions are strange too. Not any 
of those doctors are satisfied yet. 
They cannot find the root of my 
troubles. The one from Baltimore 
told me I would probably stay like 
I was for two years. They think 
surely I am going to the hospital. 
I thought so too last week, but I 
don't now. I have a doctor they 
know not of, and he applies his 
medicine just often enough to keep 
me on the way and make me give 
him all the praise, and it is not bad 
to the taste either, but how it does 
soothe and heal. It is glorious, isn't 
it? 

After I lay down last night I 
could not go to sleep, my little hope 
seemed a long way off. I had com- 
pany most all day and stayed up 
and felt restless. I lay there and 
thought it over until I almost felt 
I did not have a hope at all and felt 
awfully gloomy. And after a while 
I was not awake, nor asleep, just 
between, in a dreamland I guess, 
when all at once I saw myself dy- 
ing and I had an awful frown on 
my face. I thought, Oh, how badly 
I do hate to die like that. I always 
wanted to die happy and with a 
smile on my face. And like a flash 
I saw myself dead and was smiling 
so that all my teeth were showing 



and I knew in a few minutes that 
they were false teeth and were go- 
ing to drop down, and what a sight 
I would be to look at then. My 
little hope came before me then 
and it seemed so dear. There was 
something reasoning with me in this 
way: Would you fight for that 
hope if some one would try to take 
it away from you. And in a great 
rage I rose up to hold to that little 
hope that seemed so dear. And 
all that was holding this old angry 
body up. I cannot tell you half I 
saw, but my heart's desire and 
prayer to God is ,that I may be 
stripped of all anger and false 
while in this world and be ready to 
meet my God in peace. I saw all 
desires of the flesh and all forms 
and all that was false would be 
naked to that all seeing eye. I do 
so much desire to love the truth, 
see the truth and think the truth, 
and then I feel I would be a true 
Christian and could forever rest on 
that fair Canaan land. 

I have read this over and it is 
full of mistakes and so am I. I was 
in such a hurry to show you what I 
saw. 

I had not thought of that dream 
today until my mind was penning it 
down. So you will have to excuse 
me if you can, though if you can't 
you can't. I do not love to be rich, 
but I love to be in a condition to see 
the glory of that Son. I often wish 
I was well and strong and could bo 
a help to my husband and children, 
but I would rather serve that great 
husband and his family than any- 
thing else. So if it takes affliction 
to make me think on Him I can say 
of a truth Lord, lay me low and keep 
me there. I remind myself of a lit- 
tle child in its mother's lap. It will 
be squealing and playing when she 
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get doAvn and crawl and play with 
the other children but it won't get 
far from its mother's lap before it 
will go back as fast as it came, and 
so it is with me. I fear to go out 
verj far, for with the poor and af- 
flicted and the blind I feel at home, 
but when I began to get out from 
tbeni I find myself in a hurry to get 
back. There seems to be an easi- 
nes anion j them I do not feel else- 
where. The high-headed, the wise 
and the strong do not look safe to 
me. I loo'c on and feel I want to get 
way back and sit down. You know 
I was giv( n a seat in the back door 
the first rest I ever knew. I was 
not given a high seat in front, neith- 
er do I de sire one, for that seat in 
the back door has afforded me all 
the true rest I have ever known. 
How glorious to be permitted to sit 
there and rest a few moments to 
help me on my journey. If it were 
not for that I would faint by the 
way. And I feel this morning like 
Brother V/illiford said Sunday, if 
we fall away from this hope we 
crucify Christ a second time and 
put him to an awful shame. I fear 
to claim him at times, it seems too 
great for me, but yet I feel I must 
uphold him as Lord of Lords and 
king of kings. 

My dear, there is no end to this, 
so had as well stop at one place as 
another. So 1 found myself in a 
strange land and after all I have 
said and the many things I have 
seen this morning I am still in a 
land of wonder. Brother Gold 
wrote so sweet about these words: 
Deal justly, love mercy and walk 
humbly before thy God, and oh, 
do I worship the true and living God, 
do I worship him in the flesh or in 
the spirit. The Lord only knows. 
Whenever all the false and forms 
with this old body is lifted of this 



little hope that bears me along then 
and not until then will I know. So 
you see my hope today is to be 
gently led up this little piece of 
land to join that little band where 
justice, mercy, humanity and love 
will all meet together and all be at 
rest. But how the enemies do howl 
around and would pitch us up or 
send us down any way to throw us 
off of this little middle piece that 
seems so secure to us, and that my 
dear is Christ Jesus, the Rock. I 
do think I will stop now. 



BEASTS— ELDERS 
Elder P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: It has been in my 
mind for some time to write some 
of my thoughts in re+'erence to the 
four Beasts and four and twenty 
Elders, which of you think are ac- 
cording to the Word of Truth, you 
can publish if you desire. 

When John, the beloved disciple 
wrote these things he was in the 
Isle that is called Patmos, for the 
Word of God and the testimony of 
Jesus Christ, he was in the spirit 
on the Lord's day. That is any 
day or night, in which he by his 
spirit manifests his glorious power. 
The heaven was opened, and a 
voice as of a trumpet was talking 
with him. A throne was set in 
heaven symbolizing sovereignty and 
dominion, one sat on the throne in 
resplendent glory. This royal per- 
sonage was the glorified Jesus, 
King of Kings, and a rainbow was 
. m 1 about his head, a symbol of 
the everlasting covenant ordered in 
all things and sure, never to be- 
broken as the first covenant, round 
about the throne were four and 
twenty seats on thrones, and upon 
them, were seated four and twenty 
elders, clothed in white raiment 
denoting purity, and the righteous- 
ness of saints, and they had on 



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their heads crowns oi fe old, an em- 
blem of royalty and dignity. These 
represent the twelve apostles, and 
the twelve tribes of Israel, answer- 
ing to the general assembly, and 
church of the first born which are 
written in heaven, constituted of 
both Jews and Gentiles, who in the 
hand of God are both made one, 
through the blood of the everlasting 
covenant, and out of the throne 
proceeded lightnings and thunder- 
ings and voices, signifying God's 
displeasure, hatred and just punish- 
ment for sin, and his awful majesty 
and manifested power, the voices 
clamoring as of a great multitude, 
expressive of complaint, bitter suf- 
fering, and an urgent plea for 
mercy, and there were seven lamps 
of fire burning before the throne, 
which are the seven spirits of God. 
This signifies the Holy Ghost, and 
before the throne a sea of glass 
mingled with the fire of the Holy 
Ghost. The same as the molten sea, 
recorded in 1st Kings 7 :25. A 
type of the pure word of the Gos- 
pel. Without men's invention the 
twelve oxen upon whose backs the 
sea stood, types of the apostles and 
ministers of Christ who should keep 
their uncomly parts covered with 
Gospel grace, and should proclaim 
the gospel, as indicated by the 
twelve oxen looking on, fronting 
every direction, north, south, east 
and west, and in the midst, and 
round about the throne were four 
beasts or living creatures as re- 
corded in Eze. 1 :5, and the sera- 
phim of Isaiah 6:2. And the first 
beast was like a lion, the second 
beast like a calf, or ox, the third 
beast had a face as a man, and 
the fourth like a flying eagle. These 
four prominent traits all meet in 
the same character. This consid- 
ered in its primary sense refers to 



the four evangelists, viz : Matthew, 
Mark, Luke and John. The gospel 
by four, the four wrote and testi- 
fied of the same things. The con- 
ception, birth, life, crucifixion, res r 
urrection, and ascension of the Lord 
Christ. But they are beasts, four 
in number, four square, denoting 
equality, the city with four square, 
and they look, or front every way. 
Where the spirit is to go these four 
beasts go. They typify the gifts of 
the ministry, in which the Lord is 
praised, and the saints are com- 
forted. The treasures or gifts of 
the ministry are in earthern vessels, 
but they are to be broken. The 
lion indicates courage and strength. 
He is king of beasts, has great bold- 
ness, or fears not man. The Lord 
gives to his ministers such a fear 
of him, which is of love, that they 
do not seek to please men, they 
come before great men, saints of 
the most high God, and the mixed 
multitudes, and fearlessly declare 
the great strength, infinite wisdom, 
glory and dominion of God. The 
face of the lion was on the right 
side, place of power and authority, 
and the second beast like a calf or 
ox shadowing forth meekness, hu- 
mility and patience, a burden bear- 
er. This is on the left, the place of 
much labor, where trials, tribula- 
tions and troubles comes. It is 
needful for the minister to have to 
bear burdens, endure hardness, 
suffering, privations, not murmur, 
not seek high or great things for 
himself, is slow of speech or rises 
great plainness of speech, does not 
flatter men, does not walk in crafti- 
ness, nor handle the Word of God 
deceitfully, but by manifesting the 
truth, commending himself to every 
man's conscience in the sight of 
God, has a calf's foot, or walks 
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is, he makes the same track, wher- 
ever he is, or whatsoever he is do- 
ing, the face of a man, this symbol- 
izes the infirmities and weaknesses 
of the earthen vessel in which this 
treasure is placed, and- yet is not 
defiled. 

Jesus, our great high priest, was 
anointed with the oil of gladness 
above his fellows. He was found 
in fashion as a man; who can have 
compassion on the ignorant and 
them that are out of the way, for 
he also is compassed with infirmi- 
ties. What great wisdom this is 
that God should commit the min- 
istry of such sacred things of the 
blessed gospel to earthern vessels, 
that they should reflect the light of 
the knowledge of the glory of God 
in the face of Jesus Christ. The 
face of a man, that which is first 
seen ,or in front, the visage, when 
the anointing which is from heaven 
shines in this face, then the glory of 
the Lord is seen in the gospel. 

What a ministry of reconciliation 
and gladness this is! 

The face of a flying eagle. This 
is behind. This also is figurative of 
strength. He is the largest of all 
birds, denoting that the gift of the 
ministry is the greaest and most ele- 
vated position that can be intrusted 
to man, and the most responsible, 
how needful then it is that stewards 
of the mysteries of the Gospel be 
found faithful to their trust. The 
eagle lives to a great age, denoting 
that the Lord God will continue to 
dispense this blessed word of re- 
conciliation to these earthen ves- 
sels, his witnesses to the end of 
time. Again it is said that the eagle 
is cloven tongued ; that is, divided 
or parted, denoting the sanctifica- 
tion of these earthern vessels unto 
the Lord, separated from the world, 
They are purged from their former 



sins and uncleanness. They have 
been cut off from the lust of the 
flesh, envyings, murders, drunken- 
ness, adultery and such like; again 
we are told that Gospel ministers 
bare twins, that is, they have a 
double travail of soul ; two separate 
experiences, or besides their first 
travail from death unto life. They 
have a special call to the work of 
the ministry, none is barren among 
them. They are fruitful in the 
knowledge of our Lord Jesus, and to 
every good word and work, love, 
long suffering, gentleness, faith, 
and such like. Another notable 
characteristic of the flying eagle, is 
his acuteness of vision. This de- 
notes vigilance, watchfulness, the 
ability to discern Gospel truths. 
They look, or front every way, as 
watch. They see danger before it 
watchman on the walls, they always 
watch. They see danger before it 
comes. They prophesy of good 
things. Another trait of the eagle 
is his parental affection, tenderness 
and care of their young. This is 
also true of a gospel minister, or 
pastor towards the little flock over 
which the Holy Ghost hath made 
them overseers. The face of a fly- 
ing eagle, this is behind, he is king 
of birds, flies very swiftly, flies 
higher than other birds, rises above 
the storms and tempests, above the 
clouds, and commotions of the con- 
flicting elements, and flies in the 
clear shining of the sun. The gift 
is the ministry that soars above the 
world with its troubles, afflictions 
and sorrows, that seeks things 
which are above this world, where 
Christ sitteth on the right hand of 
his Father Majesty in the heaven, 
that gift of faith, which sees things 
invisible, or as seeing things invis- 
ible, that eagle like gift of behold- 
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in his glorious beauty, is also man- 
ifested in the gospel preacher. 
How it sees the hand of God in all 
the past of our lifo, remembering 
how wonderfully the Lord hath led 
us these forty years in the wilder- 
ness. This eagle is flying where th~ 
spirit is to go these four beasts go. 
or are directed by the spirit. They 
quickly obey as the flying eagle, 
but they are beasts, they feel that 
they are vile as beasts, unclean. 
They have each six wings. That is 
strange for beasts. With two they 
covered their feet. That is, their 
conduct is good. They live above 
reproach. That is, their walk of 
life is in every respect suitable to 
this sacred and exalted trust. It 
matters not how well one may ap- 
pear in the pulpit, if he appears un- 
clean or corrupt outside, it is never 
forgotten. His feet must be cov- 
ered — beautiful. With two he cov- 
ered his face. He does not wish to 
be seen himself, he is too vile, un- 
clean, and sinful. He desires the 
Lord Christ be preached, and him- 
self hid. With two he did fly, or 
they do fly, they ran or they do run, 
and return as the appearance of a 
riash of lightning, or they are in- 
stant in season, out of season; quick 
to obey, they run in the strength of 
the Lord. They are full of eyes be- 
fore and behind. The gospel minis- 
ter looking back, or behind by an 
eye of faith, or in the spirit of the 
Lord to the wondrous mediation of 
Christ the Lord, in the finished work 
of reconciliation, declaring he hafh 
saved us, and called us. They are 
full of eyes before, looking in that 
glorious beyond, where their great 
high priest ascended beyond the 
white scarlet and purple clouds, and 
the blue heavens, and entered the 
true holy of holies, and there now 
successfully pleads the merits of his 



blood for every member of his mys- 
tical body, until he shall come again 
the second time without sin to be 
glorified in his saints. When they 
shall be clothed upon with that bles- 
sed immortality in the glorious res- 
urrection life, where every possi 
bility of a relapse again to dea'h 
mortality or corruption is forbidden, 
and they were, or arc full of eyes 
within. They sec their ovfn vile- 
ness, filthiness, and wretchedness, 
they see in themselves that they are 
carnal, sold under sin, no good thing 
in the flesh. They see the deprav- 
ity of their own nature and their 
uncomeliness; they also see the 
rapturous beauty and excellency of 
the power, wisdom, justice, truth, 
holiness and mercy of the Lord dis- 
played in their deliverance from 
death. These beasts rest not day 
and night, as watchman on the wall. 
They are in labor and travail, en- 
during hardness, making mention 
of the Lord, and keep not silent. 
They always cry holy, holy, holy, is 
the Lord God Almighty. Reverend 
is his name, even the blessed three 
in one, and unto him that loved us, 
and washed us from our sins in his 
own blood, and hath made us king? 
and priests unto God and his Father, 
unto him be glory and dominion 
for ever and ever. Amen. And 
when the ministers of God, shad- 
owed forth by the four beasts, wor- 
ship the Lord God in the ministra- 
tion of the Gospel of him who sits 
on the throne and liveth forever and 
ever. All of his saints, the children 
of his kingdom, one body, one true 
church, the pillar and ground of the 
truth, made up of Jews and Gen- 
tiles, as signified by the four and 
twenty elders. They also cry 
thrice holy, and worship the Lord 
God. They sing a new song saying 
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Book and to open the seals thereof 
for thou hast redeemed us by thy 
blood out of every kindred and 
ton, . and people and nation un- 
der heaven, he which testifieth these 
thing! saith, surely I come quick- 
ly; Amen. Even so, come, Lord 
Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus 
Christ be with you all. Amen. 

T. R. Sawyer. 

Edenton, N. C. 



A GOOD LETTER. 

Atlantic, N. C, March 20, 1918. 
Dear Miss Lizzie : 

One who goes about as I do and 
who is mixing with the world in its 
various characters cannot easily un- 
derstand how one so pure, so much 
confined to home and pleasant com- 
panionship as yourself, can feel so 
much of the sinfulness and see so 
much trouble as you express. But 
when I am made to look at the 
matter in full face I can understand. 
The spirit that searches the heart 
in every dark and most secret recess 
roots up and turns on the top or 
out where it may be seen every evil 
way and thing. Then the eyes of 
faith look and see all of this in- 
dwelling corruption which is so 
vile that the heart is broken by it 
or by the spirt who reveals it. Then 
he or she who sees its mourns and 
can not find comfort. I see those 
things in myself and am brought 
down \ ery low. I can but have fel- 
lowship for one who is thus dealt 
with by our dear God. 

While I fear to claim that I am 
a Christian yet I know that none but 
those who are the broken-hearted 
ever feel that way, and the broken 
hearted are those who the Lord 
came to heal. They are his chil- 
dren, the heirs of heaven and all 
that belong to the Father and his 
Son Jesus Christ. He has treasured 



up for them afflictions here and 
much tribulations such as no other 
people ever knew nor will they ever 
know. 

A child of God may have tho 
same diseases of the body as others 
have, and be brought down in pov- 
erty in the same way, but the afflic- 
tion of the mind and heart of the 
child of God under the bodily afflic- 
tions are so very different. The 
child of God is given to feel a love 
to God in His affliction and to 
praise Hun in that He is the high 
and the holy one and that He can- 
not do wrong. If there is a spirit in 
him that raises complaint against 
God there is another spirit that 
brings that child low down in hu- 
mility and gives the humbled ones 
to feel that the Lord doeth all things 
well. He may be so low that praise 
"sits silent on his tongue," but in 
his heart he feels a desire to praise 
the Lord and to worship Him. This 
is an affliction that the world know.' 
not of. It works in the child of 
God's blessed endurance, and gives 
him to feel that it is the Lord and 
to say let Him do what seemeth to 
Him to be good. The Lord of the 
whole earth will do right. 

He has said, "In the world you 
shall have tribulations." Then our 
tribulations are not by accident with 
God. They are by His Holy pur- 
pose. In these He shows us the 
certainty of the corruptions of this 
world, and weans us off from it. But 
he also said "Be not dismayed for 
I have overcome the world." How 
sweet this is! Overcome the world 
for who? Not for Himself for the 
world could never have dominion 
over him. No, he overcame the 
world for his afflicted poor who are 
in the world. 

Then listen to his sweet and 
precious declaration and promise. 



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"Be not dismayed, I have overcome 
the world," and "in me you shall 
have peace." Here we are led in 
our minds and hearts from the trib- 
ulations of the world to peace in our 
Lord Jesus Christ. Seeing so many 
of the ways and the principles of the 
world in ourselves we are given to 
hate our own lives because of our 
corruption. But seeing so much 
beauty and blessedness in our dear 
Lord we hunger to be with Him and 
like Him. Then we are given to ex- 
perience with David, "It is good for 
me that I was afflicted for before I 
was afflicted I went astray, but now 
have I kept thy word." 

My dear sister in the Lord, the 
day of the burning like an oven has 
come to you. The Lord is a purifying 
fire in your heart. The spirit of 
God is the heavenly wind that blows 
to vanish away all the chaff, the fire 
to consume the dross. The wind 
will leave the wheat clean, the fire 
will leave the gold tried and the sil- 
ver refined. If there is so little of 
the wheat as one grain it is wheat 
and cannot rot; so little of the gold 
as a penny worth it is gold tried in 
the fire. It belongs to the kingdom 
that has no end nor does anything in 
it have an end. The wheat is 
planted by the husbandman in a 
fertile soil which he has prepared 
and it brings forth fruit fit for His 
garner. The gold is little but it cir- 
culates in His kingdom and pur- 
chases every needed thing. The sil- 
ver is little but so refined that the 
very image of the beloved is seen 
in it. He has refined according to 
His purpose. It is a mirror worthy 
to stand in any part of His kingdom 
for He has made it to suit His own 
liking. 

It is with this view of things that 
we are given patience to endure 
hardness as good soldiers under our 



great Captain. 

The Lord give us patience to en- 
dure unto the end, and to enter 
there in the full fruition of His glory 
under the crown of which is on our 
head that we may praise Him in all 
eternity. 

Your loving friend and brother in 

the gospel of our Lord Jesus 
Christ. 

L. H. Hardy. 



SMITHFIELD UNION 
Wilson's Mill, N. C, 

May 14, 1918. 

Elder P. D. Gold. 

Dear Brother: Please give no- 
tice through the Landmark of 
Smithfield U nion. The next session 
of the Smithfield Union will be held 
with the church at Smithfield, 
Johnston County, N. C, on Satur- 
day and fifth Sunday in June, 1918. 

Elder J. T. Coats is appointed to 
preach the introductory sermon and 
Elder A. D. Johnson ,his alternate. 
Services will be held on new time 
for benefit of those coming by rail- 
road. Brethren, sisters, friends and 
ministers especially are cordially 
invited to attend. 

Yours in hope, 

J. A. Batten, 
Union Clerk. 



R. P. SUMMERS 
Dear Brother Gold: Please pub- 
lish the death of my dear son, R. P. 
Summers. He was born October 
29, 1859, died February 4, 1918. 
He was first married to Mollie M. 
Carter, to which union were two 
children, one dying in infancy. His 
first wife died in 1885, and in No- 
vember, 1886, he was married again 
to Bettie E. Talley, who preceded 
him to the grave about two years. 
His occupation was farming, but 
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and moved to Iden and went into 
the mercantile business where his 
straight forward and honest deal- 
ings won for him a good trade and 
the Lord greatly blessed him. His 
kindness and indulgence with his 
customers won for him many friends 
both white and colored. He leaves 
eight children, two brothers, one 
sister and an aged and grief strick- 
en mother, together with many 
friends to mourn their loss. Oh. 
Brother Gold, he is greatly missed! 
We hear his many customers say- 
ing, "How we do miss him," but 
none miss him like we do. It was 
to me a most heart-rending and 
sore trial to witness the painful suf- 
fering and death of one so near and 
dear to me. His health failed so 
that he had to give up his store some 
time before he died, but he could 
walk round in the house and yard. 
He was confined to his bed about 
one month. We would ask him 
while he was up if he was suffering 
any pain, and he would say no, that 
he felt uncomfortable. I know that 
he was the humblest and most pa- 
tient and submissive of any one I 
ever saw. He said to me one day, 
"I don't want to murmur, but I have 
thought if I had died when Betty 
did it would have been better as I 
can't be any help." I told him we 
all wanted him to live, that his man- 
agement and his being with us was 
worth more to us than his work, 
and that all of us loved to wait on 
him. His children were so kind 
and good to him, and it was a plea- 
sure to me and them to do anything 
we could for his comfort. He told 
me one day to come and sit by him. 
He said he wanted to tell me about 
how he felt. He said, "I am going 
to die and I never spent such a night 
as I did last Sunday night. I 
prayed all night and could not 



sleep, but prayed for some evidence 
of my future happiness, but couldn't 
get any answer." He said he had 
never spent such an awful night in 
his life. He was still in the dark 
the next day. But about night he 
and Grover walked out to the store 
and just as he got there a bright 
light shone around him and they 
went back to the house and the 
light shined around him again. And 
he knew that the Lord had answer- 
ed his prayer and he was so happy. 
I told him that was a great comfort, 
and that one of old said, "I was 
brought low and he helped me and . 
that he is a zealous God and will 
be sought unto for his blessings." 

Oh, Brother Gold, it is so sad to 
give up one who was so useful to us 
all, but the Lord knows best and 
bless His holy name. He never does 
wrong and I try to be submissive, 
as I hope and believe that he is at 
rest. He left many good evidences 
of his being better off, which is a 
great comfort to me. He was such 
a good and obedient son, a kind 
and loving husband and an affec- 
tionate, tender and indulgent fath- 
er, never failing to see after the ne- 
cessities of his children, and daily 
admonishing them to do right. And 
he has good children, and I hope 
they will try to follow his good ex- 
ample and walk in His footsteps. 

Written by his lonely and sorrow- 
ing mother, Nannie L. Summers, 
aged seventy-seven years, five 
months and 13 days. 



MARY HARRELL 
By the request of Brother J. B. F. 
Harrell, I will try to write a little 
sketch of the life and death of his 
wife, Sister Mary Harrell. She was 
the daughter of David and Comfort 
Westfield and was born in Maury 
county, Georgia, August 28, 1847. 



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She was married to J. R. F. Harrell 
by Elder William Hubbard, Janu- 
ary 6, 1868. Brother and Sister 
Harrell joined the Primitive Baptist 
church at Chickasawhatchee, Ter- 
rell county, Georgia, somewhere 
about the year 1880 or 1881—1 do 
not remember, as I have not the 
date — and were baptized by Elder 
T. K. Pursley, and she lived a very 
consistent life as a Baptist. After a 
short while they moved to North 
Georgia and remained there during 
her life. Sister Harrell was loved 
and appreciated by all that came in 
contact with her. She was an or- 
derly Baptist, and we were at a 
loss to give her and Brother Harrell 
up at our little church, but alas! we 
had to submit, as it was their minds 
to move away and leave us. But 
the saddest part now comes. Sister 
Harrell has paid the debt that we 
all have hanging over us. She died, 
or fell asleep to be awakened on the 
resurrection, on June 29, 1917, and 
we feel that she is now resting from 
all her labors of love in the heaven 
of rest prepared for the children of 
God. 

Now let us try to be reconciled to 
God, knowing that He is too wise to 
err and too good to be unkind. We 
are assured that our beloved com- 
panion, sister and friend is gone. 
She leaves a husband, and many 
kindred and friends, but no children 
to mourn for her. May God's mercy 
und love rest with our beloved 
Brother Harrell, that he may be able 
to continue on in obedience to God 
and have grace to bear him up in 
this sad hour of affiction. 



A CORRECTION. 
Kenly, N. C, R. F. D. 4 

May 8, 1918. 
Dear Brother Gold: I wish 



to correct a mistake I have found 
that I made in my letler I put it 
that Sister Hooks stayed at home all 
day. I intended to say that she 
said that she was at home that Sun- 
day evening, and that Mrs. Turnage 
a»d Mr. A. T. Barnes did not stop 
there, that was the time that she 
told me and my husband that she 
did stop there. 

Yours in faith, 

Mrs. Ida Bass. 



STAUNTON RIVER UNION 
The Staunton River Union meet- 
ing will be held with the church at 
Mt. Ararat, Pittsylvania County, Va. 
(8 or 9 miles north of Danville), 
Friday, Saturday and fifth Sunday 
in June, 1918. 

M. II. Tompkins. 



MRS. MARY ANN TILLMAN. 

Ln loving memory of my dear 
grandmother, who departed this life 
November 16, 1915. She was 
born October 28, 1849, making her 
stay on earth sixty-six years and 
nineteen days. She was the daugh- 
ter of William and Patsy Hatch and 
was married to A. J. Tillman, Sep- 
tember 3, 1865. To this union were 
born fifteen children, six girls and 
nine boys. Three girls, five boys 
and ten grandchildren preceded her 
to the grave. Grandfather and 
grandmother lived happily to- 
gether fifty years, two months and 
thirteen days. She received a hope 
im Christ early in life and joined 
the Missionary Baptist church, but 
later joined the Primitive Baptist 
church at Bear Creek, Chatham 
County, N. C, Saturday before the 
first Sunday in April, 1877, and was 
baptized the next day by Elder A. 
J. Gilbert. Later she moved her 
membership together with her hus- 
band to Union church at Burling- 
ton, N. C, of the same faith and 
order and lived a consistent mem- 
ber until God saw fit to call her 
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ways filled her seat at church when 
her health permitted. The last as- 
sociation she attended with her hus- 
band was the Salem Association 
held with the church at High Point, 
N. C, and from there to Danville, 
Va., to the Union meeting the fifth- 
Sunday and Saturday before in Oc- 
tober, 1915. She heard the intro- 
ductory sermon which was preach- 
ed by Elder J. R. Wilson, and was 
unable to attend any more of the 
meetings and came home the follow- 
ing Tuesday. She lingered two 
weeks to a day. All was done for 
her that her loving husband, chil- 
dren, relatives, friends and physi- 
''ans could do, but none could stay 
the cold hand of death. God loved 
her best and saw fit to take her to 
himself and we have a sweet hope 
that she is now enjoying the sweet 
oresence of Jesus in that sweet 
home she talked so much of. She 
leaves a loving husband, seven chil- 
dren, three girls and four boys, 
twenty-four grandchildren, four 
great grandchildren, also many rel- 
atives and friends to mourn her de- 
parture. We feel our loss is great; 
while this is true we feel sure that 
her gain is greater in spirit. She is 
now resting in the delightful pres- 
ence of the adorable Redeemer, and 
her sufferings are all ended. 

Funeral services were conducted 
by Elder W. C. Jones, of Burling- 
ton, N. C, after which her body 
was laid to rest in the Tillman 
graveyard, near Goldston, N. C, to 
await the resurrection morn, when 
we hope to meet her in a better 
world, where death is a stranger 
and sorrows are not known. 

Grandmother from us is gone, 
Her voice we loved is stilled ; 

A place is vacant in our home, 
Which can never be filled. 

We loved here, yes we loved her, 
But the Saviour loved her more; 

So the angels sweetly called her, 
To that bright and happy shore. 



We miss our grandmother in our 
earthly home; 

We miss her from her chair; 
Our hearts are torn and bleeding, 

We miss here everywhere. 

Grandmother is gone but not for- 
gotten ; 

Never will her memory fade; 
Sweet thoughts will ever linger, 
Around the grave where she was 
laid. 

Written by her granddaughter, 
and one who loved her dearly. 

Lessie Hilliard. 
Burlington, N. C. 
P. S. Grandmother had two 
brothers and one half brother who 
lived in Tennessee, Hardeman 
County, near the town of Bolivar, 
viz: Franklin, Henry and Basil 
Hatch. If any of their people 
should see this we shall be glad to 
hear from them. 

Lessie B. Hilliard, 
Route No. 8, Box 7, 
Burlington, N. C. 



PATIENCE JANE YELVERTON. 

The Lord willing I will make the 
attempt to write the obituary of our 
beloved sister, Patience Jane Yel- 
verton. She born December 20, 
1848: Truly her life was one of 
service, loving kindness and tender 
mercy. Always found willing and 
ready to 'lend a helping hand to 
those in distress. On December 19, 
1868, she was married to J. L. Bow- 
den. Unto this union were born 14 
children, eight of whom are living 
to mourn the loss of mother. Dur- 
ing the year 1878 she made a public 
profession of